French Open: British star Kyle Edmund wins Boys Doubles crown

Last Updated: 08/06/13 4:04pm

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Kyle Edmund (right) and Frederico Ferreira Silva celebrate victory

Kyle Edmund (right) and Frederico Ferreira Silva celebrate victory

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Rising British star Kyle Edmund won the second junior grand slam title of his career in the boys' doubles at the French Open.

Edmund is the first British player to win a title at Roland Garros since John Lloyd's mixed doubles victory with Australia's Wendy Turnbull in 1982.

Edmund, 18, from Beverley, East Yorkshire, again teamed up with Portugal's Frederico Ferreira Silva, with whom he won the US Open title last year.

They beat Chilean pair Nicolas Jarry and Christian Garin - the singles champion in Paris - 6-3 6-3.

Their only wobble came in the second set when they let a 4-0 lead slip, the Chileans fighting back to 4-3.

But they stopped the rot and Edmund served out the victory, clinching the title with a fine forehand.

Edmund said: "I feel very happy that we were able to win. It's a nice feeling to win at any level but after our win at the US Open it's great to be able to do it again at Roland Garros.

"With a quarter-final in the singles and a win in the doubles, it feels like a good week.

The teenager will now head to London, where he will make his ATP Tour debut at Queen's Club after being given a wild card into the AEGON Championships.

"It's going to be a busy time coming up, and with the opportunity I've got through the (Queen's) wild card it's nice to go into a big tournament off the back of a win, and I'm looking forward to the challenge ahead," he said.

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