Edmund Sends Monfils to 21st Career Finals Loss at ATP Antwerp
by Staff | October 21st, 2018, 10:00 pm
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Who needs Andy Murray?


Kyle Edmund won the first ATP title of his career on Sunday, defeating Frenchman Gael Monfils 3-6, 7-6(2), 7-6(4) to win the European Open in Antwerp.

“I’m obviously very happy,” said Edmund who broke into tears after the match. “A lot of hard work goes into this. So it’s just emotional. You always remember this one. Gael made me work for it today, that’s for sure, so credit to him. I’m just so happy.”

“I’ve been playing well this week, so I knew I had a really good chance,” the 23-year-old added. “But after going down in the first set, you always have to stay positive, but just reevaluate and see how the match is going. So it was good to turn the match and just keep at it, not panic and just trust that your opportunity will come.”

Edmund’s breakout season this year started with a semifinal run at the Australian Open.

The 32-year-old Monfils was trying to capture his second title of 2018.

Edmund improved to 1-1 in career finals. Monfils dropped to 7-21 in career finals.


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15 Comments for Edmund Sends Monfils to 21st Career Finals Loss at ATP Antwerp

RZ Says:

I hadn’t realized that Monfils had so few career titles. Apparently he’s never won more than one tournament in a season.


FedExpress Says:

Wow. 21 final losses for Monfils.

French players have a habit in doing so.

Adrian, Bennetaeu, Monfils, Gasquet


SG1 Says:

28 ATP tour finals represents a very respectable career. this being said, it’s sad that he never realized his true potential. So many of the French players do seem to have this issue. It goes back (for me anyway) to Henri Leconte and Cedric Pioline and through to todays French players.


Humble Rafa Says:

SG1,

French take national pride in being chokers. No need to make fun of that. It’s all part of the culture, goes all the way back to Napolean, I am told.


Raj Says:

Don’t forget Henri Leconte.


FedExpress Says:

First set Federer

early struggle. Serve % only 37 %


FedExpress Says:

Typical Fed.

Break up in the 2nd and gets broken back.


FedExpress Says:

wtf is happening to Fed nowadays

after being break up he loses again the set


FedExpress Says:

again break up in the 3rd, again a point away to go double break up
triple BPs for Filip

saved all

4-2 in the 3rd


FedExpress Says:

wow. long game. but finally breaks for the 2nd time in the 3rd set


FedExpress Says:

Fed fails to serve it out.

Will have another chance later on.


FedExpress Says:

0-30

back to 30-30


FedExpress Says:

MP Federer

and he has done it.

what a struggle. Boy o boy. Serve and FH are missing somehow.


Humble Rafa Says:

From now on, the Arrogant One’s matches must come with a warning.

May cause irregular cardiac patterns. In severe cases, may cause death. Attend or watch with caution.


Wog Boy Says:

Funny thing is that fanboys are asking how come 37 year old form dropped so significantly compared to last year when he actually plays exactly how 37 year old should play and the real question is how was he able to play better, last longer, run faster, hit harder than ever before at the age of 36?!

For reasonable people the answer is pretty simple, you don’t do that unless you add special “nutrients” in your diet and when the negotiation with Nike fell through after Rotterdam he knew they might set him up so he stopped taking those “supplements” and suddenly he lost focus, couldn’t last long (not sure about bed performance), starts profusely sweating ..all withdrawal symptoms are there for everyone to see and his age showed up.

Disclaimer: all of this is just nonsense, ask Novartis;)


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