Kyle Edmund: ‘Hard work paying off’

After his fourth-round win on Sunday, the Briton is set to face Grigor Dimitrov, the opponent to whom he had lost in the Brisbane International quarterfinals.

Kyle Edmund celebrates a point against Andreas Seppi in Melbourne.   -  AP

British hope Kyle Edmund has set his sights on another crack at World No. 3 Grigor Dimitrov after his fourth-round win over Andreas Seppi.

Edmund is the only British man in this year's field after. In winning, he became only the sixth British man to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in the post-1968 Open Era.

"It's great to be in the quarterfinals. It's certainly my best result at a slam," Edmund said. "It's not easy to win four matches at a Grand Slam. Definitely pleased. Shows I'm improving. Also hard work paying off."

‘Good reflection’

Edmund gets another chance at Dimitrov after losing to him in three sets in the quarterfinals at this month's Brisbane International. "It wasn't that long ago. It was a very good match. I played well, he played well," Edmund said. "So yeah, we can take things from that. There is a lot of things I did do well. Maybe a few things I could do better, and I will try and do that when I play him. It's a good reflection moving into this."