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Edmund and Seppi to reprise Kiwi strife in Big Apple final

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(Reuters) – Briton Kyle Edmund and Italian Andreas Seppi will face off for a second time in a month when they competition a final of a New York Open on Sunday.

Edmund modernized by violence 54th-ranked Serb Miomir Kecmanovic 6-4 6-1 in a Saturday afternoon semi-final during a Nassau Coliseum on Long Island.

Seppi prevailed in a nightcap when he outplayed 131st-ranked Jason Jung of Taiwan 6-3 6-2.

Edmund and Seppi have clashed 5 times, many recently in Auckland in January, when a Briton won in true sets to urge his record opposite a Italian to 4-1.

Edmund’s sole career pretension came during Antwerp in 2018, while 35-year-old Seppi has 3 career titles, though nothing given 2012.

“This is good to be behind in a final, personification a matches we wish to be playing,” Edmund pronounced after creation discerning work of 62nd-ranked Kecmanovic in a compare that lasted hardly an hour.

“I apparently wish to go all a way, though I’m enjoying my tennis. I’ve kept improving and training with any match.”

In a other semi, Seppi eventually wore down a realistic Jung, who was quite exposed on second serve.

The 98th-ranked Seppi converted 5 of his 13 mangle opportunities for an eventually gentle victory.

(Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; modifying by Richard Pullin)