It took him four hours and two minutes across two days, but Kyle Edmund finally got a win under his belt at the 2019 French Open as he beat Jeremy Chardy in five sets.
The duo started their first-round battle late on Monday and they went toe-to-toe before the match was called off with the scores 5-5 in the deciding set.
They returned on Tuesday morning and Edmund, who came into the match on the back of five consecutive defeats, won the final two games to secure a 7-6 (7-1), 5-7, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 victory.
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The British No 1 will face Pablo Cuevas for a place in the third round after the Uruguayan beat French wildcard Maxime Janvier 6-4, 6-4, 6-2.
Cameron Norrie, though, won’t feature in the second round as he was brushed aside by Elliot Benchetrit with the French qualifier winning 6-3, 6-0, 6-2.
American Taylor Fritz was also an early winner on Tuesday as he beat Bernard Tomic from Australia 6-1, 6-4, 6-1.
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