Edmund Eases to Title in New York
Kyle Edmund defeated Andreas Seppi 7-5 6-1 to win his second ATP tour level title at the New York Open, having previously triumphed in Antwerp in October 2018. Edmund had had a poor 2019 which saw him drop from 14 to 69 in the world in the space of just 11 months but is beginning to find the form that saw him reach the Australian Open quarter-finals once again.
“There’s a lot hard work throughout the year, a lot of ups and downs that you don’t see behind the scenes, to win this title means a lot to me,” said Edmund.
This win puts Edmund back where he should be, in the world’s top 50. He has moved up 17 places from 62 to 45 in the world. Edmund will now look to continue his winning run in the US in Delray Beach, where he will face Ugo Humbert in the 1st Round.
Meanwhile Gael Monfils continued his formidable winning streak by winning his second title in 2 weeks by successfully defending his title in Rotterdam, defeating Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-2 6-4 in a straightforward final. Monfils is now on a 9-match winning streak and his hungry for more success, setting his sights on a place in the Top 5, having only been as high as number 6 in the world.
Written by Emre Saridogan