Dan Evans, Kyle Edmund to face off for first time in Monte Carlo

Kyle Edmund celebrates winning a point during his first-round match against Gilles Simon at Queen's on June 15, 2016
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British men's number two and three, Dan Evans and Kyle Edmund, will meet in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters for the right to face Rafael Nadal.

British pair Dan Evans and Kyle Edmund will meet for the first time in a competitive ATP Tour match in the opening round of the Monte Carlo Masters.

Evans and Edmund, ranked second and third respectively in the British men's rankings, will do battle for a chance to face Rafael Nadal in the next round.

Their only previous encounter came in the 2006 Challenger final in Dallas, which Edmund edged 6-2 6-3.

Nadal is seeking a 10th triumph in the clay-court competition, while world number one Andy Murray will also take part after recovering from a recent elbow injury that has plagued him.

Murray is also handed a bye and goes straight through to the second round, where he is up against Gilles Muller or wildcard Tommy Robredo.

Kyle Edmund celebrates winning a point during his first-round match against Gilles Simon at Queen's on June 15, 2016
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ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray9,390
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,285
3Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka6,175
4Serbia Novak Djokovic5,805
5Switzerland Roger Federer4,765
6Canada Milos Raonic4,150
7Croatia Marin Cilic4,025
8Austria Dominic Thiem3,895
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,785
10France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga3,040
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov2,980
12Alexander Zverev2,860
13Belgium David Goffin2,785
14Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,570
15Lucas Pouille2,570
16France Gael Monfils2,545
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,360
18United States Jack Sock2,335
19Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,110
20Australia Nick Kyrgios2,110
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