The British number one won the European Open in Antwerp at the weekend.
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 number one 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.
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.
Kyle Edmund wins first ATP tour title in Antwerp