First ATP title for Britain's Edmund


Kyle Edmund defeated Gael Monfils to win his first ATP Tour title at the European Open in Antwerp. So it's just emotional.

The 23-year-old dominated the second-set tiebreak to draw level and then won the third set on another tiebreak before shedding tears of joy. You always remember this one.

He said in an on-court interview: "I'm obviously very happy".

"Gael made me work for it today, that's for sure".

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Edmund had not lost a set this week, but Monfils changed that after getting off to a dream start, winning the first three games of the match. "So it was good to turn the match and just keep at it, not panic and just trust that your opportunity will come".

A successful stint in Asia took him to the quarterfinals of the Shanghai Masters and the semifinals of the China Open in Beijing, earning crucial points in the battle to make the season-ending tournament which begins on November 11 at the 02 Arena.

It means Edmund, a quarter-finalist in Shanghai last week, will now line-up against France's former world no 7 Richard Gasquet in Saturday's semi-final hoping for a place in his second singles final of the year.

His win over veteran Frenchman Monfils sends Edmund back to a career high of world No.14.