The all-British affair between Evans and Edmund, went the way of the latter after two sets.
Edmund came back from a double-break down in the first set to win 7-5 6-1 in what was the second career meeting between the British duo, and surprisingly, only Evans’ third career match on a clay court. The head-to-head now reads 2-0 in favour of the South Africa-born player.
In my preview of this match I mentioned how it would be very surprising if Evans was to defeat Edmund, and mid-way through the first set, I was looking like I could be very wrong. Edmund started off poorly and after a short while found himself a double-break down at *4-1. However, Edmund recuperated and manage to defeat Evans 7-5 in the first set. The second set was much more straight forward for Edmund, winning by two breaks of serve, after having to save two break points in his first service game of the set.
Edmund now progresses into the second round of ATP Monte Carlo Rolex Masters where he will face Rafa Nadal for the first time in his career.