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Edmund downs Seppi to claim New York crown

17 Feb 2020, 15:13 GMT+10

New York - 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 No 62 Edmund overwhelmed Seppi with a vastly superior serve, 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.

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