Kyle Edmund  vs Pablo Andujar [WC] H2H: Edmund 1-0
Heavy rain interrupted a full day of tennis quarter-finals, which forced the second seeded Kyle Edmund to play two matches in a single day, his quarter-final and semi-final. Edmund put in a faultless performance to beat Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri with the loss of just three games and then backed up the win with his biggest result of the week after beating Richard Gasquet in straight-sets.
Edmund has yet to drop a single set in his matches this week and goes into tomorrow’s final in the sort of form you’d expect from an ATP champion. He next comes up against Pablo Andujar.
Andujar is no stranger to these sort of conditions and knows his way around a clay court. The dangerous prospect of Edmund facing Andujar is that the Spaniard will feel like he is playing with house money and that makes him that much more of a threat. Andujar has spent the best part of three years away from the tour due to multiple injuries, so the man who came into this tournament courtesy of his protected ranking, will feel like he can play with no feeling, no expectation in a final he probably did not expect to make. The pressure is on Edmund as the No.2 seed to finish the job on his favoured surface.
I think the fact that Edmund got through a former Top 10 player in Gasquet shows that the Brit is ready to make that step and take his first ATP title. It would surely be a tremendous start to hopefully a fruitful clay court swing for Edmund.
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