Kyle Edmund upsets David Ferrer at European Open

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David Ferrer of Spain. Photo by David Silpa/UPI
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Kyle Edmund delivered a solid performance as he upset second-seeded David Ferrer of Spain on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the European Open at Antwerp, Belgium.

The 21-year-old Brit won the third-set tiebreaker to register a 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (3) victory over Ferrer. Edmund set the tone for his upset by winning the first set in just 24 minutes.


Edmund faces Italy's Andreas Seppi, who advanced to the quarterfinals with his victory on Wednesday.

Top-seeded David Goffin of Belgium persevered to defeat Germany's Florian Mayer 7-5, 6-4. The 25-year-old, who is still in the mix to qualify for the Barclays ATP World Tour Final, won the match in 74 minutes.

Goffin next faces Romanian qualifier Marius Copil, who earned a spot in the quarterfinals with a 7-6 (3), 6-2 win over Belguim's Steve Darcis.

Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff advanced with a 6-4, 6-4 win over fifth-seeded Gilles Simon of France. Struff next faces third-seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet, who secured his spot in the quarterfinal on Wednesday.


Argentina's Diego Schwartzman moved on with a 6-4, 6-4 win over American Taylor Fritz. Schwartzman meets fourth-seed Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay, who also reached the quarters with a win on Wednesday.

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