French Open 2015: Kyle Edmund revels in first Grand Slam win

Kyle Edmund beats Stephane Robert in five sets to reach the second round of the French Open in Paris

Kyle Edmund could not hide his delight after his pulsating five-set victory over Stephane Robert 2-6 6-4 6-3 5-7 6-2 sent him into the second round of the French Open.

The 20-year-old Brit notched up his first-ever Grand Slam win to reach round two in Paris in front of a partisan home crowd.

“I’m really pleased I won,” said Edmund. “There’s been a lot of hard work. You get up in the mornings and you train.

“I’m just really pleased. Obviously my first five-setter and first five-set win. A lot of emotions going on in the match, but I just tried to stay very level and calm.

“I knew I had the game to win. But it’s one thing to know you have the game to win and doing it. He’s got a good game. He’s tricky to play. He’s obviously very experienced. For me personally, I’m just very happy to win and get through.”

Andy Murray, who was cheering Edmund on from the stands, took to Twitter after the match to congratulate his compatriot.

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