Edmund Sends Monfils to 21st Career Finals Loss at ATP Antwerp
by Staff | October 21st, 2018, 10:00 pm
Who needs Andy Murray?
Kyle Edmund won the first ATP title of his career on Sunday, defeating Frenchman Gael Monfils 3-6, 7-6(2), 7-6(4) to win the European Open in Antwerp.
“I’m obviously very happy,” said Edmund who broke into tears after the match. “A lot of hard work goes into this. So it’s just emotional. You always remember this one. Gael made me work for it today, that’s for sure, so credit to him. I’m just so happy.”
“I’ve been playing well this week, so I knew I had a really good chance,” the 23-year-old added. “But after going down in the first set, you always have to stay positive, but just reevaluate and see how the match is going. So it was good to turn the match and just keep at it, not panic and just trust that your opportunity will come.”
Edmund’s breakout season this year started with a semifinal run at the Australian Open.
The 32-year-old Monfils was trying to capture his second title of 2018.
Edmund improved to 1-1 in career finals. Monfils dropped to 7-21 in career finals.
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