Kyle Edmund suffers costly US Open defeat, but Alexander Zverev battles to first-round win

Kyle Edmund rallies

Kyle Edmund’s woes have continued after he was dumped out of the US Open in the first round, with eighth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas also failing.

Dominic Thiem, the fourth seed also failed on a day of shocks in New York, but sixth seed Alexander Zverev has managed to advance.

Edmund’s defeat, a 3-6, 7-6, 7-6, 5-7, 6-2 loss to Pablo Andujar looks like being the most costly, with the Brit likely to drop out of the world’s top 32 as a result, meaning he will no longer be seeded in tournaments.

Tsitsipas, meanwhile, lost to Andrey Rublev 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (9-7), 7-5, and Thiem fell to Thomas Fabbiano.

There was better news for Zverev, who battled to a 6-1, 6-3, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2 win over Radu Albot to get his US Open campaign up-and-running.

“I’m happy to win. Full stop,” Zverev said. “Obviously against a player like Radu, he’s somebody who picks up his level and it’s never going to be easy.

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“He’s one of the toughest players we have. I’m just happy to get through.”

Frances Tiafoe is also through after beating veteran Ivo Karlovic, who retired hurt miday through the third set whilst trailing 0-2.

“I returned unbelievable today,” said Tiafoe. “I’m sad to see [Ivo] feel that way, but I’ll take it.

“I’ve got some days to relax here after the event, but I have my eyes on the prize now.”

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