After losing in the final stage of the Grand Prix Hassan II on April 16th, Kyle Edmund continued the season in the same manner, unfortunately. This time, Britain’s number one lost to Andreas Seppi in the Monte Carlo Masters competition. This Tuesday, the 34-year-old Italian managed to take away another win from Edmund.
Andreas Seppi, on the other hand, played well at the Monte Carlo Masters. Bolzano-born tennis player started the tournament by defeating Alex de Minaur on April 14th. The next day, Seppi played a qualifying match against Marcel Granollers. The duel ended with a 2-0 result in favour of Seppi.
On April 16th, Kyle Edmund was to play against Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov, but the match was cancelled. As a result, Edmund got another opponent the following day. The Brit played the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters against Andreas Seppi.
Seppi won the first set 6-3. After that, Edmund took some time to regroup and managed to level the match by winning the second set 5-7. However, Edmund didn’t have much time to prepare for this match. Only two days before facing Seppi, Edmund played against Pablo Andujar in the semi-final stage of the Marrakech tournament. In part, this reflected on the Brit’s physical readiness. Unfortunately for the UK fans, Seppi won the final set and kicked Edmund out of the Monte Carlo Masters tour.
Despite being a UK betting sites’ favourite, recently reaching his career high (23rd on the ATP ranking list), and beating Seppi on two separate occasions before, Edmund couldn't finish the job this time. It seems that Seppi’s excellent play on Tuesday and a hectic tennis schedule took their toll. This resulted in Edmund losing to the world’s number 62 and leaving the tournament after the first round.