Eighth seed Edmund sprints to New York Open title

Tanya Simon
February 18, 2020

The 25-year-old from Beverley, who succeeded Andy Murray as British No 1 in 2018 before an injury-precipitated fall down the rankings, defeated Italy's Andreas Seppi 7-5 6-1 in last night's final.

After the one-hour and 21-minute championship match, there was still just one - Edmund, who won eight of the final nine games.

Prior to his final victory over veteran Italian Seppi last night, he had moved within one win of a second career ATP Tour title with a 6-1 6-4 success over Miomir Kecmanovic. Edmund and Seppi have met five times with the Brit losing just once.

Casper Ruud became the first Norwegian to win an ATP title on Sunday after seeing off Pedro Sousa in straight sets 6-1, 6-4 in the final at Buenos Aires.

Edmund won five straight games to take the first set and build a big lead in the second, seizing control with shots that seemed to get more powerful as the match went on.

Kecmanovic is in his second semifinal of the year
Kecmanovic is in his second semifinal of the year

Edmund then broke Seppi's next serve en route to a 3-0 lead in the second. "I've kept improving and learning with each match".

"There's a lot hard work throughout the year, a lot of ups and downs that you don't see behind the scenes", said Edmund.

There was not much difference between the 2 players in this set with the exception of 1 break that Kyle conquered in the 12 game (7-5).

Reilly Opelka, the 2019 singles champion, lost with partner Steve Johnson in the doubles final to Dominic Inglot and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6).

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