Edmund survives on rain-disrupted day
Auckland, New Zealand - Britain's Kyle Edmund drew on his experience with English playing conditions to produce a gritty three-set win over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina on a raindisrupted second day of the ATP Auckland Classic on Tuesday.
The players started warming up at midday as scheduled and Edmund completed his 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 victory nearly seven and a half hours later although there was less than two hours playing time. In the only other match completed during the day session, big serving Canadian qualifier Vasek Pospisil was too strong for 2017 Auckland finalist Joao Sousa winning 6-4, 6-2 in a repeat of his straight sets victory over the Portuguese in Shanghai three months ago.
Kyle Edmund in action in Auckland, New Zealand, on Tuesday