Rising star Kyle Edmund is the first Briton not named Andy Murray to win an ATP title in 13 years. Edmund, 23, edged out French Gael Monfils in the Antwerp final 3-6 7-6 (2) 7-6 (4). Former British tennis star Greg Rusedski claimed the last of his 15 titles in Newport in 2005.
Murray, who turned professional in 2005, claimed his maiden title in San Jose in 2006. The 31-year-old has captured a total of 45 titles so far in his career.
Edmund is enjoying a breakthrough season on the tour.
Kyle Edmund has won his first ATP title.
Did it the hard way.
3-6, 7-6, 7-6 over Gael Monfils in Antwerp final.
Edmund is the first British man not named Andy Murray to win an ATP title in 13 years - since Greg Rusedski in 2005 (Newport). — David Law (@DavidLawTennis) October 21, 2018
The Briton reached his maiden Grand Slam semi-finali at the beginning of the season at the Australian Open, before losing to eventual runner-up Marin Cilic. Shortly after the Australian Open success, the 23-year-old came close to winning his maiden ATP title in Marrakech -- but fell just short as he ended runner-up to Spain's Pablo Andujar in the final.
Edmund, who started the season ranked at No. 50 in the world, is now enjoying his career-high ranking of No. 14. Edmund will now be hoping to continue his good form at the ATP 500 event in Vienna -- where he has been drawn to meet Argentine Diego Schwartzman in the first round.