Kyle Edmund begins bid for Vienna glory by beating Diego Schwartzman as British No 1 returns to court for first time since his maiden ATP triumph
- Kyle Edmund beat Diego Schwartzman 6-3 7-6 in the Erste Bank Open first round
- It was Edmund’s first match since he won his first ATP title in Antwerp last week
- There was only one break point in the match and Edmund converted it in set one
- British No 1 Edmund then claimed the second set by winning a tie break 7-3
Kyle Edmund’s return to court after his maiden ATP Tour title began well as he beat Diego Schwartzman in the Erste Bank Open first round.
The British No 1 won the European Open in Antwerp on Sunday for his first trophy on the main tour and followed it up with a 6-3 7-6 (3) win against the Argentinian in Vienna.
It was a tough draw for Edmund, who at 14 is ranked only three places above Schwartzman, and there was very little to choose between the two.
Kyle Edmund (pictured) beat Diego Schwartzman 6-3 7-6 in the Erste Bank Open first round
The pair shook hands at the net after Edmund made a winning start to his bid for Vienna glory
The first set was decided by Edmund’s key break of serve at 4-3 and that ended up being the only break point of the match.
Both men dominated on serve in the second set until it went to a tiebreak, where Edmund’s winning mentality shone through, taking it 7/3 to seal a straight-sets win.
It was his 11th victory from his last 13 matches and sets up a second-round meeting with Spain’s Fernando Verdasco.
British No 1 Edmund sealed victory with an ace in a match that featured just one break point
Edmund won his first ATP title on Sunday by beating Gael Monfils (right) in the European Open
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