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Vienna | Edmund tames Ferrer

Vienna | Edmund tames Ferrer
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The British No.2 Kyle Edmund scored one of his better victories when he defeated the former world No.3 David Ferrer in the second round of the Vienna Open.

The Briton went through 6-2 7-6(5) and looked comfortable from the outset as he moved the Spanish 35-year-old around the court with his powerful forehand.

He opened up a 3-0 lead with two breaks of serve while holding his own with relative ease, to take the first set in 45-minutes.

Ferrer, currently ranked 29 to the Briton’s 63, was again broken twice in the second set but this time, also managed to break back immediately pushing the set into a tie-break.

There Edmund took control early to jump into a 5-2 lead but the Spanish terrier hung on, fending off the first match point only to lose his serve – and the match – on the second.

In other matches Dominic Thiem thrilled the home fans with a 6-4 6-3 win over US Open quarterfinalist Andrey Rublev while Pablo Carreno Busta was also a winner but Sam Querrey blew four match points in his loss to Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

 








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Henry Wancke is one of the most respected Tennis writers in the UK. Henry is the Editor of both Tennis Threads Magazine and tennisthreads.net. He previously worked as Editor of Tennis World, Serve & Volley as well as Tennis Today magazines and been stringer for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and Press Association. He also co-authored the Ultimate Encyclopaedia of Tennis with John Parsons published by Carlton, and the Federation Cup – the first 32 years, published by the ITF. Currently he is the Secretary of the Lawn Tennis Writers’ Association and Hon Vice President of the Tennis Industry Association UK.

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