Tennis – European Open ’18: Kyle Edmund Into The Final

Kyle Edmund

Kyle Edmund stayed on course for his first ever ATP title in the wake of achieving the European Open final in Antwerp with a 6-3 6-4 prevail upon 2016 victor Richard Gasquet.

English number one and best seed beat Gasquet, the world number 28, in one hour 17 minutes.

The 23-year-old will meet another Frenchman, Gael Monfils, in European Open 2018 final on Sunday.

6th seed Monfils, who is currently positioned 38 on the planet, beat Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman 6-3 6-4.

Schwartzman, a beaten finalist in the competition’s past two versions, lost in one hour 17 minutes.

It guaranteed a French member in the final of the European Open for the third year in progression, with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga taking the title in 2017.

Edmund broke in the second match against Gasquet and rapidly constructed a 3-0 lead in the opening set, before wrapping up his third win in four matches.

In the interim, in the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, Russian world number 14 Daria Kasatkina, who beat Britain’s Johanna Konta in the semi-finals, won the ladies’ title with a 2-6 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 triumph over Ons Jabeur of Tunisia.

In the men’s occasion, Karen Khachanov beat Daniil Medvedev 6-1 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 out of an all-Russian semi-final.

Khachanov will confront Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, who beat Andreas Seppi 7-5 7-5.

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