US Open 2017: Kyle Edmund Wins To Keep Great Britain’s Hope Alive

Kyle Edmund has kept Britain’s hopes alive in the US Open singles after Aljaz Bedene and Cameron Norrie were beaten in New York on Wednesday according to report from the BBC Sport.

Edmund who is ranked 42nd, beat American Steve Johnson 7-5 6-2 7-6 (7-4) to reach round three for the second year running.

However, Bedene lost 6-1 6-4 6-4 to Russia’s Andrey Rublev in round one.

And qualifier Norrie went down 6-2 6-4 6-3 to Spanish 12th seed Pablo Carreno Busta in the second round.

Edmund will next face unseeded 18-year-old Canadian Denis Shapovalov, who upset French eighth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4 6-4 7-6 (7-3).

BBC Sport reports that he is the last Briton standing after six were initially entered in the main draw.

“It’s a shame really that a few of us have lost early, and obviously Andy [Murray] was injured,” he said.

“I guess in another way it’s good that there’s some more depth in British tennis that we’re able to have other people go further.” he told BBC Sport.

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