"The draw for the first round was very difficult - I was not seeded - and playing Kyle for the first match is not easy. I'm very pleased with the way I played, and it's a good sign for me for the rest of the tournament," he said.
The 57th-ranked Berdych, former world No. 4, had raced to a 3-0 lead and won the opening set, reports Efe news.
In the second set, Berdych routed the 24-year-old Edmund, a semi-finalist last year, whose serve and forehand had lacked their usual power during the match.