YORK, United States-
Britain’s Kyle Edmund defeated Italy’s Andreas Seppi in straight sets to
clinch the ATP Tour’s New York Open crown on Sunday.
Edmund, whose only previous singles title came at the
European Open at Antwerp in 2018, cruised to a 7-5, 6-1 victory at the Nassau
Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, Long Island.
The eighth-seeded 25-year-old right-hander wrapped up
victory in 1hr 21min, converting the second of three match points.
World number 62 Edmund overwhelmed Seppi with a vastly
superior service game, peppering his Italian opponent with 11 aces to Seppi’s
four with no double faults.
Edmund also put Seppi’s erratic serve under pressure,
carving out seven break points to take a grip on the match.