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Indian Wells | Edmund wins Challenger

Indian Wells | Edmund wins Challenger

Top seeded Kyle Edmund secured a comfortable 6-3 6-2 win over Andrey Rublev, ranked 31, in the final of the Oracle Challenger Series at Indian Wells, his eighth title at that level.

World number 27 Edmund was playing in his first event since losing in the Australian Open first round in January taking time to rehabilitate a knee injury.

He pulled out of February’s tournaments in Marseille and Rotterdam after he was beaten in straight sets in Melbourne by Tomas Berdych.

His win has also lifted him back up the rankings and the British No.1 is now placed 23.

Unseeded Dan Evans, playing in the same event, reached the semi-finals where he lost out to Rublev 6-2 6-2 having eliminated two seeds en route, namely Denis Istomin (6) and Jason Jung (14). As a consequence he has improved his ranking to 100, continuing to regain the ground he lost when banned for 12 months for testing positive.

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Henry Wancke

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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