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New York | Edmund in final showdown.

Kyle Edmund roared into the final of the New York Open in style as he outplayed in 72-minutes, his higher ranked opponent Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia in straight sets.

I obviously want to go all the way, but I’m enjoying my tennis Kyle Edmund

He will face Italy’s 35-year-old Andreas Seppi, ten years his senior, who also comfortably won through to the final in straight sets. In fact both finalist dropped just five games to claim their place in the title round.

The eighth seeded Edmund romped past 6-1 6-4 while the unseeded Seppi posted a 6-3 6-2 scoreline over the American-born Taiwanese player Jason Jung.

With the winning post in sight Edmund upped his game to win 12 of the final 13 points, breaking Kecmanovic at 4-4 and blasting three aces to seal the match.

“This is great to be back in a final, playing the matches you want to be playing,” te British No.3 ranked 62 said. “I obviously want to go all the way, but I’m enjoying my tennis. I’ve kept improving and learning with each match.”

The 25-year-old Edmund, who is gunning for his second title having won his first in Antwerp in 2018, suffered a poor season last year in terms of results thanks to injuries but is fast recovering lost ground and should overtake Cameron Norrie in ranking terms next week, and start pushing Dan Evans for the national No.1 spot.

He has met his final opponent five times emerging the winner on four occasions.

Edmund certainly goes into the final as favourite having dropped just one set all week.

Seppi, ranked 98 is attempting to win the fourth title of his career, his last won back in 2012, Moscow.






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