Vienna | Edmund tames Ferrer
The British No.2 Kyle Edmund scored one of his better victories when he defeated the former world No.3 David Ferrer in the second round of the Vienna Open.
The Briton went through 6-2 7-6(5) and looked comfortable from the outset as he moved the Spanish 35-year-old around the court with his powerful forehand.
He opened up a 3-0 lead with two breaks of serve while holding his own with relative ease, to take the first set in 45-minutes.
Ferrer, currently ranked 29 to the Briton’s 63, was again broken twice in the second set but this time, also managed to break back immediately pushing the set into a tie-break.
There Edmund took control early to jump into a 5-2 lead but the Spanish terrier hung on, fending off the first match point only to lose his serve – and the match – on the second.
In other matches Dominic Thiem thrilled the home fans with a 6-4 6-3 win over US Open quarterfinalist Andrey Rublev while Pablo Carreno Busta was also a winner but Sam Querrey blew four match points in his loss to Albert Ramos-Vinolas.