The revival of Kyle Edmund continues after British No. 3 beats Andreas Seppi to win the final of the New York Open
The revival of Kyle Edmund continues after British No. 3 defeats Andreas Seppi to win the New York Open final and win the second ATP Tour title
- The revival of Kyle Edmund went hand in hand with the victory at the New York Open
- The British No. 3 took his second ATP Tour title after beating Andreas Seppi
- Edmund had defeated his Italian opponent in straight sets to cancel the trophy
- The 24-year-old could provide competition for the current British No 1 Dan Evans
Kyle Edmunds revival of the past few months continued on Sunday when he won his second title on the main ATP Tour.
The indoor New York Open is not to be confused with the US Open, which takes place six months in a row in the same metropolis, but winning the trophy confirms that it is again following an upward trajectory.
The 24-year-old from Yorkshire beat Italian Andreas Seppi 7-5 6-1 in 81 minutes. At the lowest level of the full tour, it contributes to its victory at the European Open in Antwerp in October 2018.
The revival of British No. 3 Kyle Edmund continued with the victory in the final of the New York Open
After that striking year, Edmund suffered a prolonged slump in 2019 with his rankings slipping to the 1970s before he picked up late in the season with a series of emphatic victories at the new Davis Cup final week in Madrid.
His improvement coincided with hiring Argentinian coach Franco Davin, and he also collaborated with British Colin Beecher.
After this week, Edmund returns to around 44 in the world, with few points to defend in the coming months, apart from a smaller Challenger title that he won in California last March.
The 24-year-old took his second ATP Tour title after beating Andreas Seppi with 7-5 6-1
Edmund could take care of the British No. 1 spot without Andy Murray
In the constant absence of Andy Murray, whose future is once again shrouded in uncertainty, there seems to be a competition for the British No. 1 place. That is currently in the hands of Dan Evans, who is in the top 30 after reaching the quarterfinals of Rotterdam.
Seppi is ranked 98 and the relatively modest field in New York meant that Edmund didn’t have to beat a top fifty opponent to win the title.
After being held until 5-5, he broke to take the first set with a powerful backhand, which had to be part of a decisive series of five winning games.