World number 15 and the top seed in Antwerp Kyle Edmund has made the best possible start of the campaign, demolishing Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-0 6-2 in 55 minutes for his 33rd win of the season and the 10th quarter-final! This was their first meeting and Kyle dominated from start to finish, dropping nine points in seven service games and saving one break point he faced to keep all the pressure on the other side of the net.
The Spaniard stood no chance against such strong numbers and he lost almost 60% of the points behind his initial shot, struggling big time on his second serve and getting broken five times from 13 chances he offered to the Briton.
Edmund earned a break at 15 in the very first game of the match when Albert netted a routine forehand and that set the tone for the rest of the match, with Kyle moving 2-0 up with four booming winners in game two. Depp return pushed Edmund 3-0 up after just eight minutes and he delivered addition four winners in game four to increase his lead.
Ramos-Vinolas was powerless on serve in game five as well, falling to the ground before Edmund broke him again to serve for the set in the next game. He delivered two winners for a hold at love and a 6-0 in under 19 minutes, looking to continue in the same style in set number two as well.
A left-hander was still unable to get his name on the scoreboard, spraying a forehand error to lose serve at the start of the second set and again at 0-2 following a deep return from Kyle who grabbed all nine games since the start of the match.
Ramos-Vinolas finally created some damage on the return in the fourth game but Kyle saved a break point with a service winner before blasting another one to bring the game home and move 6-0 4-0 in front. A forehand down the line winner sent Edmund 5-1 up and he wasted three match points on the return in the next game, allowing Albert to win five points in a row and at least reduce the deficit.
The Briton finished the match in style, firing four winners in game eight for a commanding win and the place in the quarters where he will face Ilya Ivashka. Second round results: