British tennis star Kyle Edmund joins the rank and file of accomplished players on the ATP World Tour with his first career singles title.
A title was bound to happen in the near future for British number one Kyle Edmund. The young tennis star has emerged as a top rising talent on the ATP World Tour. He came close to his first ever title when he reached the finals at Marrakech earlier this year. This week at the European Open though, Edmund set himself up for yet another shot at a win.
In his Edmund’s way was French veteran Gael Monfils. The Frenchman has one ATP singles title on the year and was looking for his second in Antwerp.
The match was one that Edmund will remember for the rest of his life. Not only was it his first career ATP singles title, but it was quite a battle. The British tennis star had to comeback from down one set and, even then, the final two sets were marathon sessions. Edmund comes out on top over Monfils, winning the European Open final 3–6, 7–6, 7–6.
Kyle Edmund adds another impressive piece to his growing resume on the ATP World Tour. He is sure to be a force within men’s singles tennis for many years to come. This week, he earns his first career ATP singles title, defeating Gael Monfils in the European Open final.
Hats off to Kyle Edmund for a fantastic accomplishment this week in Antwerp. He is without a doubt someone to keep an eye on over the next decade if he can remain healthy. The ATP World Tour has largely been overtaken by the likes of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal, but players such as the British number one continue to prove that there is a next generation of stars right around the corner. Stay tuned to see how Edmund follows up his historic win.