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Edmund beats Evans to reach Eastbourne semi-finals

Kyle Edmund

Edmund is seeded 30 th at Wimbledon, which begins on Monday

British number one Kyle Edmund beat his compatriot Dan Evans 1-6 6-3 6-4 to reach the semi-finals at Eastbourne.

British number 3 Evans, 29, showed the kind that has actually brought him 2 grass-court titles this month as he dominated the very first set.

However Edmund resisted to offer himself a self-confidence boost as he looks for to restore his best form prior to Wimbledon.

Edmund, 24, will deal with Taylor Fritz on Friday after the American defeated Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz 6-4 7-6 (7-5).

World number 65 Evans broke Edmund’s serve in the opening video game and followed it up in the fifth as he utilized his backhand slice to keep his compatriot’s effective chance ats bay.

Edmund, who retired from the French Open last month with a knee injury, could not get into the match and conceded the very first set when he blasted a forehand broad.

In the first set Edmund won 44%of points on his very first serve however he turned it around with 100%in the second.

That extra power and accuracy had Evans having a hard time to return the ball with the exact same quality and provided Edmund the opportunity to assert himself.

Having actually levelled the match, Edmund maintained the strength in the decider and, with Evans ending up being frustrated with his inability to counter his challenger’s power, the world number 31 sealed triumph with his 4th match point.

In the other semi-final, American Sam Querrey beat 5th seed Fernando Verdasco 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 and will play Italian Thomas Fabbiano, who defeated Queen’s Club runner-up Gilles Simon 6-4 6-3.

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