Brit Dan Evans is defeated by Kyle Edmund in Monte Carlo

On Monday afternoon, Kyle Edmund managed to defeat Dan Evans in Monte Carlo in the so-called ‘Battle of Britain’, thus easing to a 7-5, 6-1 victory.

On Tuesday, Edmund’s win actually sets up a second-round meeting with Rafael Nadal, nine-time champion, and will provide encouragement to those who are assured clay could potentially become the Brit’s best surface.

Right after an uncertain beginning, which saw Evans race to a 4-1 and 40-0 lead, Kyle Edmund immediately responded to win 11 of the next 13 plays, backed by a mightily impressive return of up to 24 forehand winners.

Notwithstanding the win Edmund is about to go into Tuesday’s meeting with a huge underdog, Nadal, with the Brit’s record of nine losses from nine matches against top notch 10 sportsmen.

On Monday, Kyle Edmund and Dan Evans, respectively, British number three and two are going play each other for the first time in the first round on the ATP Tour.

By the way, the International Tennis Federation has repeated that it knew nothing about Maria Sharapova’s employment of meldonium before her positive test.