Australian Open 2018: Kyle Edmund makes history by reaching his first Grand Slam quarter final after 6-7 7-5 6-2 6-3 against Andreas Seppi

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KYLE EDMUND robbed Andy Murray of an unwanted record with a sensational victory.

The British No 2 is into his first Grand Slam quarter final after bravely and brilliantly turning round his clash with Andreas Seppi to win 6-7 7-5 6-2 6-3.

 Kyle Edmund is into the last eight of a Grand Slam for the first time in his careerReuters Kyle Edmund is into the last eight of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career

lNeither player had reached a Grand Slam quarter final before and, if Edmund was unaware beforehand, the announcer at the Hisense Arena made sure he knew another interesting fact.

No British man apart from Murray had made the last eight in Melbourne since John Lloyd in 1985.

For further context, he might have added that the last non-Murray male Brit to go that far in singles at any Grand Slam singles was Tim Henman at the US Open in 2004.

 

It looked likely to stay that way when solid Seppi led erratic Edmund by a set and a break.

But the Brit produced a superb, sustained burst of controlled aggression and amazing serving to clinch a truly special win.

Edmund said: “I know people at home are waking up in the early hours of the morning, so I’m grateful for that.” Including, one suspects, a still jet-lagged Murray.




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