Kyle Edmund beats Illya Marchenko at European Open in Antwerp

Kyle Edmund

Edmund began the year ranked outside the world’s top 100

British number two Kyle Edmund came through two tie-breaks to beat Ukraine’s Illya Marchenko and reach the second round of the European Open.

Edmund, who reached a career-high ranking of 43 on Monday, won 7-6 (9-7) 7-6 (7-5) and goes on to face Spain’s second seed David Ferrer in Antwerp.

More to follow.

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