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Kyle Edmund advances to second round of European Open in Antwerp

Kyle Edmund advances to second round of European Open in Antwerp
By PA Sport

18/10/2016 at 17:44

Kyle Edmund continued his fine form with a battling win over Illya Marchenko in the opening round of the European Open in Antwerp.

The British number two, who is at a career-high ranking of 43, came from a set down in both sets to triumph 7-6 (9/7) 7-6 (7/5).

Edmund broke the Marchenko serve at 3-5 in the opening set and then saved three set points in the tie-break, although he had a helping hand with the Ukrainian double-faulting twice.

The second set followed a similar pattern, this time Edmund breaking again at 3-5 and then saving two set points at 5-6 before clinching victory in another tie-break.

The 21-year-old will face second seed David Ferrer in the second round.

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