Barry Cowan: Kyle Edmund is capable of making deep run at US Open

Tennis: Cowan insists that Edmund can't be written off at the US Open though he hasn't had a great summer hard-court campaign.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Barry Cowan: Kyle Edmund is capable of making deep run at US Open

Sky Sports tennis expert Barry Cowan has urged the tennis world not to sleep on rising star Kyle Edmund's US Open chances as the Brit could make his second deep Grand Slam run of the season at Flushing Meadows. Edmund, ranked at No.

16 in the world, reached his maiden Grand Slam semi-final at this year's Australian Open before he lost to 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic. The Briton stunned last year's US Open runner-up Kevin Anderson in the Australian Open first round before he also collected a surprising quarter-final win over last year's ATP Finals champion Grigor Dimitrov.

However, Edmund, who has proved that he capable of achieving success on the hard courts, hasn't had a great summer hard-court campaign so far as he lost his openers in Washington and at the Toronto Masters, before he reached the Cincinnati Masters second round and the quarter-final at this week's Winston-Salem Open.

16th-seeded Edmund, who reached the last-16 at the US Open in 2016, has been drawn to open his US Open campaign against Italian Paolo Lorenzi. "He is capable of repeating what he achieved at the Australian Open where for Kyle that was a huge breakthrough," Cowan said.

"He came into that Grand Slam lacking in wins when it got deep into a match. [But] he was able to win that five-setter against Kevin Anderson in the first round and he didn't really look back." Also read: Marin Cilic set to make third consecutive appearance in Rotterdam

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