Kyle Edmund off to a flying start at Winston-Salem Open

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Kyle Edmund looking up

Kyle Edmund made light work of Leonardo Mayer in the second round of the Winston-Salem Open on Tuesday.

The British No 1, who earlier in the day was named in Team Europe for the 2018 Laver Cup, required only one hour and 18 minutes to beat Mayer 6-3, 6-3.

Third-seeded Edmund, who is still looking for his first ATP Tour singles title, broke twice in the first set and once in the second while he didn’t face a single break point on his own serve.

He will face Roberto Carballes Baena for a place in the quarter-final after the Spaniard beat compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-3.

Sixth seed Hyeon Chung finally completed his opening-round match that was suspended due to rain on Monday as he secured a 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 victory over Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.

Eighth seed Steve Johnson also advanced as he beat fellow American Tommy Paul 7-6 (9-7), 6-2 and he will face Jaume Munar, who beat Andrey Rublev 6-3, 6-2.

Dominik Koepfer, meanwhile, beat Tennys Sandgren 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) and 16th seed Peter Gojowczyk was a 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 6-1 winner over Horacio Zeballos.

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