This season has the breakthrough year for many players including Kyle Edmund. To kick things off, the Brit sprinted into his first Grand Slam semifinal at the Australian Open, and nearing the very end of the year, he has won his first career ATP title.
Kyle Edmund in 2018:— Fever-Tree Championships (@QueensTennis) October 21, 2018
▪️Made first Grand Slam SF (Australian Open)
▪️Became British No.1
▪️Reached first ATP Final (Marrakesh)
▪️Won Estoril doubles
▪️Broke into world’s top-15
▪️Won first ATP singles title (Antwerp)
No wonder the tears were flowing. The hard work has paid off. pic.twitter.com/xTZAgvAody
Facing Gael Monfils in the Antwerp final, the top seed bounced back after losing the first set to defeat the Frenchman, 3-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4).
Couldn’t be happier right now! My first ATP Tour Title ???????? pic.twitter.com/238I3pYSvz— Kyle Edmund (@kyle8edmund) October 21, 2018
Edmund recently became the No. 1 British player and broke into the Top 15. He also reached his first ATP final this year at Marrakesh. After all the hard word paid off on Sunday, Edmund was emotional.
While his dad Steven was nervous watching, to say the least.
May have pooped pants— Steven Edmund (@stevenedmund50) October 21, 2018
The 23-year-old is tied with Borna Coric at No. 11 in the Race to the ATP Finals, and moves up to a career-high of No. 14 in the ATP rankings.
This Week on Tennis Channel PLUS 10/21
ATP Vienna & Basel (10/22 –10/28)
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USTA Macon (10/23 – 10/28)
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