Henry Wancke | 9th Mar 2020 | 0
New York | Edmund wins the NY crown
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Kyle Edmund storms to the New York Open title in just 81-minutes as he claims the second title of his career with a solid 7-5 6-1 performance against Andres Seppi.
It was tough, but the way I had been playing I knew I would have opportunities, especially with my forehand, to get in the points Kyle Edmund
The 25-year-old British No.3, seeded eighth for the event, converted his only break point to win the first set, but then let rip in the second using his power to demolish the Italian 35-year-old veteran chasing his fourth career title.
Speaking after the victory, the new champion said: “What makes it nice is you experience all those downs and it makes you realise you can’t take the success for granted.
“You get the success from having the downs because you learn from that, the low points mentally and the disappointments of losing matches, those help you get to the happy times, the success, the winning of matches.
“I knew that I would have chances because his ball speed is not huge, but it’s very hard to get on top of points with him just because the ball comes through low, deep as well.
“It was tough, but the way I had been playing I knew I would have opportunities, especially with my forehand, to get in the points.”
Having suffered a poor season last year with poor results and a knee injury, his return to winning ways augurs well for the rest of this season.
There was never any doubt that he was the better player on court and that Seppi found his powerful serve just too hot to handle as 11 aces swept by him and never managed one break point throughout the match.
The Italian, ranked 98, had to take a medical time out off court when trailing 4-1 and did save one match point before eventually capitulating two games later.