Australian Open: Kyle Edmund reaches first grand slam quarters

first_imgBritain’s Kyle Edmund secured a place in the quarter-finals of a grand slam for the first time with a four-set victory over Italian Andreas Seppi. Edmund came from a set down to win 6-7(4), 7-5, 6-2, 6-3 in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Sunday.First href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/AusOpen src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#AusOpen QF [email protected] is the first British man other than @andy_murray to reach the quarterfinals at the Australian Open in 38 years d Andreas href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/Seppi?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#Seppi 6-7(4) 7-5 6-2 6-3. pic.twitter.com/gX9852dmT2— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 21, 2018The 23-year-old, the only Briton in the men’s draw in the absence of the injured Andy Murray, smashed 63 winners to progress to a last eight meeting with Grigor Dimitrov or Nick Kyrgios when Seppi netted after just under three hours on court.Edmund also fired down 25 aces to tame the neat Italian but it was the thumping winners, particularly off his forehand, that proved decisive after he had reduced the error count that marred his first-set [email protected] leading the charge! href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/AusOpen?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#AusOpen pic.twitter.com/LPGdN07Hw4— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 21, 2018The world number 49, who went five sets with 11th seed Kevin Anderson in round one and again in brutal heat in round three, required medical treatment on his shoulder in the first set but looked untroubled by it for the rest of the match.advertisement(With Reuters inputs)last_img