Kyle Edmund and Gael Monfils to battle it out for European Open title

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Top seed Kyle Edmund and Gael Monfils secured two-set wins to reach the European Open final.

British No 1 Edmund, who is hoping to join the ATP Tour winners’ circle for the first time on Sunday by winning his maiden singles title, secured a 6-3, 6-4 win over Richard Gasquet in one hour 17 minutes.

The 23-year-old will play in his second final as he finished runner-up at the Grand Prix Hassan II in Morocco in April.

“Of course, I would like [my final experience] to be different this time,” he said. “But I can’t think about the end result.

“I have to think about the process of winning a tennis match against a very good player.”

Monfils stands in his way though after the Frenchman upset second seed Diego Schwartzman by the same scoreline earlier in the day.

The 32-year-old Monfils is looking for his first title since he winning the Qatar Open in January.

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