Electric Edmund enjoying great start to hard court season

Kyle Edmund continued his wonderful start to the hard court season on Thursday at the BB&T Atlanta Open, rallying from a set down to defeat the in-form Peter Gojowczyk 2-6, 6-4, 7-5.

Gojowczyk was unstoppable in the opening stanza as he hit winners at will from the back of the court and never allowed Edmund into the match with some big serving.

However, in the second stanza the German’s level dropped and Edmund found his feet and also a grip on proceedings.

The momentum changed again though as Gojowczyk led by a break at 3-2 in the deciding set, but Edmund fought back to prevail after two hours of play.

"I was really pleased to get through that," said Edmund.

"He was hitting really cleanly in the first set and I wasn't able to get into many points.

“I've been in Atlanta quite awhile to get used to the conditions, so it's nice to get wins under your belt and get some momentum for the rest of this hard-court swing."

The US Open starts on the 28th of August and Edmund’s best ever finish at the final grand slam of the year is a fourth round exit. The Briton will be hoping to better that this year and if he keeps playing like he is anything is possible.

Next up for him in Atlanta is top seed Jack Sock or Dudi Sela.

All the other results from Thursday can be seen below:

Harrison R. (Usa) beat Millman J. (Aus) 6-7(2), 7-6(4), 7-5

Eubanks C. (Usa) beat Donaldson J. (Usa) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Sock J. (Usa) beat Sela D. (Isr) 6-4, 6-3

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