October 21, 2018 / 4:35 PM / 6 months ago

Tennis-First ATP title for Britain's Edmund

Oct 21 (Reuters) - British number one Kyle Edmund won the first ATP title of his career when he beat Gael Monfils of France 3-6 7-6(2) 7-6(4) in the final of the European Open in Antwerp on Sunday.

Edmund, ranked 15 in the world, lost a set for first the time in the tournament but fought back to win in just under two and a half hours.

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.

Edmund had reached his first ATP final in April, losing to Pablo Andujar in Marrakesh, shortly after replacing the injury-hit Andy Murray as British number one.

Reporting by Steve Tongue; editing by Clare Lovell

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