Edmund Moves On In New York

  • Posted: Feb 12, 2020

Edmund Moves On In New York

Nishioka, Thompson prevail on Tuesday

Eighth seed Kyle Edmund opened his week in style at the New York Open, holding the lead throughout his 7-5, 6-4 victory on Tuesday against Japanese Yasutaka Uchiyama.

The Brit won 86 per cent (30/35) of his first-serve points en route to prevailing in one hour and 44 minutes. Awaiting Edmund in the second round is German Dominik Koepfer, who defeated Canadian Brayden Schnur 7-5, 6-4. Schnur finished runner-up last year in New York (l. to Opelka).

Aussie Jordan Thompson weathered a dangerous test by moving past big-serving Croat Ivo Karlovic 6-3, 7-6(2) to reach the second round. Next up for Thompson is another gentle giant on Tour when he meets top-seeded American John Isner, who defeated him in the quarter-finals last year at this event. 

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Trailing by a set and 1-4, Italian Paolo Lorenzi rallied to win the last 11 games and prevail 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 in his all-qualifier battle with Serbian Danilo Petrovic. The 38-year-old will face another Serbian when he takes on #NextGenATP star and sixth seed Miomir Kecmanovic for a place in the quarter-finals.

South Korean Soonwoo Kwon prevailed in a lengthy 6-2, 6-7(2), 6-3 first-round battle with Japanese qualifier Go Soeda. His reward is a clash with second-seeded Canadian Milos Raonic. Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka started his week with a 6-3, 0-6, 6-2 win over Swiss Henri Laaksonen. The 24-year-old earned the right to meet third-seeded American and defending champion Reilly Opelka in the next round.

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