After overcoming Andreas Seppi in two sets in the finals, British number three Kyle Edmund captured the New York Open and his second ATP Tour title. The 25-year-old won 7-5 6-1 in one hour and 21 minutes on Sunday in his first tour-level final in 16 months.
Meet your New York Open Champion of 2020. #NYOpen | #NYOpen2020 | @atptour | @kyle8edmund | @pic.twitter for the LTA. “What makes it beautiful is that you experience all these defeats, and it makes you realize that you can’t take success for granted. “What makes it beautiful is that you experience all these defeats, and it makes you realize that you are experiencing all these defeats. “New York Open champion Kyle Edmund#NYOpen | #NYOpen2020 | @atptour @the LTA | @kyle8edmund pic.twitter.com/6M086dxNmu- #NYOpen (@NewYorkOpen) February 17, 2020 “I knew I would have chances because his ball speed is not big, but it’s very difficult to get on points with him because the ball is also low,” he said. “I knew I would have chances because his ball speed is not huge, but it’s very difficult to get on points with him. “It was tough, but the way I played, I knew I would have chances, especially with my forehand to get into the points. “He got an early break and went up 3-0 in the second set before winning it and the match. Seppi left the court at 4-1 for treatment and seemed to be slower on his return, making it much more difficult to fend off the shots of Edmund. Seppi fought off a match point, but with his serving, Edmund, whose last performance was in Antwerp in 2018, was in fine form. His dominance was demonstrated by 11 aces and not a single break point.