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Edmund Pushes Streak To Six In Winston-Salem

Brit Kyle Edmund won his sixth match in as many days on Thursday, beating sixth seed Steve Johnson 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 to reach the Winston-Salem Open semi-finals, his second semi-final of the season.

The 22 year old saved six of seven break points and overcame a strong serving day from Johnson, who hit 14 aces and won 88 per cent of his first-serve points. Edmund, for his part, defended his second serve well in the two-hour quarter-final, claiming nearly 75 per cent of those points.

Kyle Edmund improves to 1-1 against Steve Johnson in their FedEx ATP Head2Head series on Thursday in Winston-Salem.
The World No. 45 won two qualifying matches last weekend and has now won four main-draw contests in North Carolina. Edmund also reached the semi-finals at the BB&T Atlanta Open last month (l. to Harrison). He will next meet Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia-Herzogovina, who beat #NextGenATP Korean Hyeon Chung 6-4, 6-2.

The 5'9” Dzumhur darted around the court, extending points with his quickness and defence. He broke Chung four times in the 70-minute match.

It's Dzumhur's second semi-final of the season. Earlier this month, he reached the last four at the Abierto Mexicano de Tenis Mifel presentado por Cinemex in Los Cabos before falling to eventual champion Sam Querrey.

Source: http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/news/edmund-johnson-winston-salem-2017-thursday

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