British No 1 Kyle Edmund says he was saddened by Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.
Edmund took out his frustration by beating Australian youngster Alex De Minaur as he roared into the second round of the French Open on Tuesday.
Edmund made no mistakes as he dispatched De Minaur in straight sets, in contrast to Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius which gifted a record-extending 13th European Cup to Real Madrid.
Liverpool fan Edmund, who watched the match in a Paris bar with coaches and fellow players, said: “It was sad to lose and the nature of it was annoying, with two easy goals in that fashion.
“It left just a bit of a sad taste. It was two goalkeeper errors and one amazing goal. You’ll probably never see something like that in a long time.”
Edmund, looking to build on his stunning run to the Australian Open semi-final in January, simply overpowered his 19-year-old opponent.
He broke serve in the first game of the match, took the opening set in just half an hour and went on to wrap up a fine 6-2 6-4 6-3 victory.
“I played pretty well. I was just waiting to get going, anticipating, wanting to execute my game well,” added Edmund.
“Once you get on it, it’s good to really execute it well, especially against a guy like Alex where it can get quite tough easily if you don’t play well.
“So I was pleased with how I managed my game. I did the controllables really well in terms of my game and serving well and when I am on the front foot, not laying back on the point.”