Edmund Earns Semifinal Spot
By Becky Robinson, for BB&T Atlanta Open
Kyle Edmund, the BB&T Atlanta Open No. 5 seed, stunned the Atlanta crowd with a 6-4, 6-1 win over tournament top seed and top ranked American player, Jack Sock.
Edmund, the twenty-two-year-old British star and Davis Cup player, seemed ready for aggressive play from Sock. He remained steady with his serve and returned the firepower with fire of his own, to come out on top. After securing the first set 6-4, Edmund took advantage of a weakened Sock, and dominated the second set, which ended quickly at 6-1.
Sock, who requested a medical timeout, but never seemed to recover physically and mentally after loss of the first set, despite attempts from the crowd to encourage a comeback.
Currently ranked No. 45 singles, Edmund will next face American Ryan Harrison in the semifinals. Edmund’s road to the semifinals included defeat of Marcos Baghdatis and Peter Gojowczyk, before tonight’s elimination of Sock. Edmund is looking for his first ATP World Tour title.
“Yeah it was good to win, especially against a top seed, top-20 in the world like Jack. He’s a dangerous player, but I felt like that I did the best I could to manage the match to neutralize his play. I am pleased.”