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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Sunday February 16, 2020

Kyle Edmund

Kyle Edmund put forth a dominant performance to defeat Andreas Seppi and claim the New York Open title on Sunday.

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Kyle Edmund is brandishing his biggest weapons with a snarl once again, just like he was two years ago when he managed to climb to a career-high ranking of 14 in the world.

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Last year was a season marred by injuries but on Sunday in New York the Brit demonstrated that those days may be behind him as he surged past Andreas Seppi in a one-sided final 7-5 6-1.

Edmund found his form over the weekend at the New York Open and thoroughly dominated his final two matches, over Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanovic 6-1 6-4 in the semis and over Seppi today. It’s a sign that the 25-year-old has come into a good run of fitness again, and when he is in top form he’s certainly one of the more dangerous players in the game.

Edmund claimed his first title since 2018 and his second overall, and denied Seppi (3-7 lifetime in ATP finals) from reaching the winner’s circle on tour for the first time since 2012.

The Brit broke open a close match by taking five games on the trot to get from 5-5 in the opening set to 7-5 3-0 and while Seppi put up his best resistance late in the second set, he was no match for Edmund, who stroked the ball with confidence and moved explosively throughout.

Edmund, who began working with Juan Martin del Potro’s former coach Franco Davis last October, will climb 17 spots in the rankings back to No.45 in Monday’s rankings.

It’s a relatively small step compared to what may come if the former Grand Slam semifinalist can continue on like this.


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