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Auckland | Edmund gets off to good start

Kyle Edmund posted his first win of the season when he defeated Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the opening round of the ASB Classic in Auckland.

I’m happy. I don’t think I did too much wrong. He upped his level a lot, became very aggressive in the second and the third sets but it’s good to get a win under my belt Kyle Edmund

The former British number one had lost in Doha last week so his 6-2 4-6 6-3 win will help to settle him as he prepares for the Australian Open starting next week.

And it was certainly a satisfying win as he was called on court at midday and didn’t complete it until 7-20 in the evening! The actual play lasted one-hour and 51-minutes.

As they walked on court when called the weather turned into a slight drizzle preventing them from getting under way and they didn’t return until 4.03 when they actually got some play in with Edmund claiming the first three games.

The 25-year-old Yorkshireman swept through the first set in 27-minutes but Davidovich Fokina recovered in the second and was serving for it at 5-4 when the rain returned at 5.05 forcing them into another break.

The pair returned at 6.32 when the Spaniard levelled.

In the decider Edmund raced away winning the first three games and never looked back for his first win of the season.

“I had to fight a lot, dig in on a lot of points,” Edmund said. “But I’m happy. I don’t think I did too much wrong. He upped his level a lot, became very aggressive in the second and the third sets but it’s good to get a win under my belt.

“When you have a break like we did, he was finishing very well and getting on top. But coming out of that break you’ve got to stay on it and to break him at 1-0, he made unforced errors. There were small margins out there and it helped me a lot.”






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