Henry Wancke | 9th Mar 2020 | 0
New York | Edmund claims another round while Norrie falters
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Kyle Edmund beat Dominik Koepfer to reach the quarter-finals of the New York Open, but Cameron Norrie failed to emulate him.
British No.3 Edmund is battling to regain his best form after an injury-plagued 2019 and a slow start to this year which included a first-round defeat at the Australian Open last month.
However, the eighth seed kicked off the day’s play in New York with a 93-minute, 6-2 6-4 win over his lower-ranked German opponent to reach the last eight and record back-to-back wins for only the second time this season
Edmund reached the last eight in Auckland before his disappointment in Melbourne and he will hope to go one better when he faces Kwon Soon-woo for a place in the semi-finals.
Kwon beat Canada’s Milos Raonic, the second seed, 7-6(4) 6-7(4) 6-4 to reach only his second quarter-final on the tour while Edmund is chasing a second career individual title.
British No.2 Norrie, seeded seven, followed Edmund onto the indoor court at the National Coliseum in Uniondale where Taiwan’s Jason Jung proved too strong, especially on his serve, and bowed out 6-4 6-4.