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Shanghai | Edmund eases into third round

Shanghai | Edmund eases into third round

Kyle Edmund has made it through to the third round of a Masters 1000 event for the first time when he defeated Andreas Seppi in straight sets at the Shanghai Masers.

The 23-year-old British No.1 who reached 14, the highest ranking of his career at the start of the week having reached the last four at Beijing last week, continued his good form with a 6-3 6-4 success over the experienced Italian. He next faces the world number 48 Nicolas Jarry of Chile.

Edmund saved a break point in the third game of the match before exchanging three further breaks of serve to come out on top for the opening set, using his trademark hard-hitting baseline game to good effect.

Seppi had another break point at the start of the second set, but Edmund survived before taking control of the match with a break to go 3-2 up.

The Briton maintained his advantage and closed out the match with a blistering forehand winner to reach the last-16.

After the match, Edmund said: “In terms of the match, it was straightforward. One break in each set.

“But yeah, difficult game in terms of managing the game and the score, but overall, it’s good to come back after 24 hours and win again.”

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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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