69 Facts About Kyle Edmund

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Kyle Steven Edmund was born on 8 January 1995 and is a British professional tennis player.

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Kyle Edmund has a career-high singles ranking of world No 14 and was the top-ranked male British tennis player from March 2018 through October 2019.

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Kyle Edmund won his maiden ATP Tour title at Antwerp in October 2018.

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Kyle Edmund made his Davis Cup debut in the 2015 final, against Belgium, with Great Britain winning the tournament for the first time in 79 years.

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Kyle Edmund has won two junior Grand Slam doubles titles, at the 2012 US Open and the 2013 French Open, both with partner Frederico Ferreira Silva.

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Kyle Edmund was part of the Great Britain team that won the Junior Davis Cup for the first time in 2011.

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Kyle Edmund's father, Steven, was born in Wales but was raised in Zimbabwe and lived in South Africa.

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Kyle Edmund moved to Britain when he was three and grew up in the village of Tickton near Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire.

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Kyle Edmund's parents invested tens of thousands into their son's tennis until the LTA provided funding through Aegon that took care of travel and coaching.

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In December 2017, Kyle Edmund moved his official residence from the UK to Nassau, Bahamas to maximise his off-season preparation in a warmer climate, and to have a closer base to the US, though his move has been criticised as being financially opportunistic and motivated by tax.

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Kyle Edmund is a football fan and supports Liverpool FC.

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12.

Kyle Edmund made his first breakthrough on the Junior circuit in 2011, when he reached the semifinals of the US Open boys' singles event, where he was defeated by top seed and eventual runner-up Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic.

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Kyle Edmund reached a career high of No 8 in the combined ITF junior rankings in January 2012, reaching at least the quarterfinals of all four junior slams in singles.

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Kyle Edmund began on the ITF Futures circuit in April 2010 at the Great Britain F5 in Bournemouth, losing the first qualifier match.

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Kyle Edmund then lost two close sets to world No 17 Gilles Simon, both completed in tie-breaks.

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Kyle Edmund lost five consecutive first rounds and is believed to have concluded that Rusedski's other commitments would prevent him from putting in the necessary time at this key stage of his development.

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Kyle Edmund opted to concentrate on working with his other coach, James Trotman.

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Kyle Edmund began the 2015 season at the qualifying tournament of the Australian Open.

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Kyle Edmund defeated Tristan Lamasine from France and Austin Krajicek of the US to reach the final round of qualifying, where he faced Australian wildcard Dane Propoggia.

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Kyle Edmund defeated Propoggia in three close sets to qualify for the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time, and make his first appearance at a major tournament besides Wimbledon.

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Kyle Edmund came back from the defeat well the following week, making it to the final of the Hong Kong Challenger, and defeating world No 94 Tatsuma Ito of Japan in a dominant display to claim his first ever Challenger Tour title without dropping a set.

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The following week, Kyle Edmund reached the quarterfinals of the Burnie International, losing in straight sets to eventual champion Chung Hyeon.

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23.

Kyle Edmund was due to face Nick Kyrgios in the second round, but was forced to withdraw with a stomach injury, which it was feared could make him miss the entire grass court season if exacerbated.

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24.

Kyle Edmund was announced for the Great Britain squad for the Davis Cup Semi-Final against Australia.

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25.

Kyle Edmund reacted to a disappointing autumn by parting company with his coach James Trotman, just five weeks ahead of the Davis Cup final.

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Kyle Edmund made his Davis Cup debut in the 2015 final versus Belgium in Ghent, playing the first singles match against Belgian Number 1 David Goffin, ranked No 16.

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Kyle Edmund cruised through the opening two sets, but was unable to close the match out as he ultimately went on to lose in five.

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Kyle Edmund joined the rest of the Davis Cup team at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Show, where they won the 2015 Team of the Year Award.

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29.

Kyle Edmund accompanied Andy Murray at his training camp in Dubai, which included a trial period with British coach Ryan Jones.

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30.

Kyle Edmund ranked 102, secured a place in the main draw of the Australian Open following the withdrawal of three players.

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31.

Kyle Edmund was confident enough of automatic qualification to have already signed up for the Kooyong Classic, which is played at the same time as qualifying.

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32.

At the RBC Tennis Championships of Dallas, Kyle Edmund defeated Dan Evans in the first all-British Challenger final since 2005, when Alex Bogdanovic beat Mark Hilton.

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33.

Kyle Edmund was beaten in the second round of the Australian Open, where he faced 30th seed Pablo Carreno Busta.

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34.

At the Davis Cup World Group first round match against Canada, Kyle Edmund lost his first singles match, but in the deciding rubber, he won his second by default.

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35.

Kyle Edmund was two sets ahead against 17-year-old Denis Shapovalov, when during a third set interval, the frustrated Shapovalov launched a ball into the stands only for it to strike the French umpire Arnaud Gabas in the eye.

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Kyle Edmund participated in the Davis Cup quarter final with France, where Kyle Edmund was beaten by the world number 17 Lucas Pouille in the first singles match.

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Weeks later, Kyle Edmund reached the second round of Wimbledon for the first time, beating British compatriot Alex Ward in the first round before losing to the Frenchman Gael Monfils.

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Kyle Edmund parted from coach Ryan Jones during the grass court season, and hired Mark Hilton, who became available following Dan Evans' drug ban.

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39.

Kyle Edmund reached the 3rd round of the US Open, a run which included a win over the 32nd seed Robin Haase, but Kyle Edmund retired hurt whilst he was 2 sets to 1 down against the Canadian youngster Denis Shapovalov.

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Kyle Edmund reached the semi-finals of the Vienna Open, his second ATP 500 semi final, before losing to Lucas Pouille.

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41.

Kyle Edmund started the year in the 2018 Brisbane International as World number 50.

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42.

At the Australian Open, Kyle Edmund proved that he was healthy by ousting 11th seed Kevin Anderson in a gruelling, first round five-set match.

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Kyle Edmund went on to eliminate Denis Istomin in straight sets, and then Nikoloz Basilashvili in another five-setter to reach round four, where he beat Andreas Seppi to make his first Grand Slam quarterfinal.

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Kyle Edmund lost the semi-final to Marin Cilic in straight sets.

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45.

Kyle Edmund reached a career high ranking of 26 following his exploits in Melbourne, and in March became the British number one ranked player replacing Andy Murray, who had held that position since 2006.

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Kyle Edmund reached his first ATP final in April 2018 in Marrakesh by defeating Richard Gasquet in the semi-finals but lost to Pablo Andujar in straight sets in the final.

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Kyle Edmund followed this up by defeating his second top 10 seed of the tournament David Goffin in the 3rd round, marking another career milestone by reaching the quarter finals of a Masters 1000 tournament for the first time.

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Kyle Edmund lost to second-time Masters 1000 quarterfinalist Denis Shapovalov in the quarterfinals.

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At the 2018 French Open, Kyle Edmund defeated Alex de Minaur and Marton Fucsovics en route to reaching the 3rd round for the second year running.

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50.

Kyle Edmund began his grass-court season at the 2018 Queen's Club Championships.

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51.

At the 2018 Eastbourne International, Kyle Edmund entered as the 2nd seed, hence receiving a bye into the 2nd round.

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Kyle Edmund defeated a returning Andy Murray for the first time in his career.

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However, Kyle Edmund lost from a set up against Mikhail Kukushkin in the quarterfinals.

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Kyle Edmund entered Wimbledon as the British number one, and thrilled the home crowds with straightforward victories over Alex Bolt followed by Bradley Klahn, allowing him to reach the third round of Wimbledon for the first time.

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Kyle Edmund beat Jack Sock in a deciding set tiebreak on Day One to help Team Europe defend their crown.

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Kyle Edmund carried this momentum into his own Asian swing, where he first headed to Beijing.

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One week later, Kyle Edmund made his second quarter final at an ATP Masters 1000 event, where he was knocked out in the last 8 by Alexander Zverev.

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Up against Gael Monfils, Kyle Edmund's nerves seemed to be getting the better of him, as he lost the first set to the Frenchman.

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Just days later, Kyle Edmund headed to Vienna where his good form continued with an excellent win over Diego Schwartzman but he was ousted in the next round By Fernando Verdasco.

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Wins over Grigor Dimitrov, Novak Djokovic and David Goffin, among others, meant Kyle Edmund had announced himself as a top player on tour, with many regarding him as a future Grand Slam champion.

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Kyle Edmund started the 2019 season as the third seed at the Brisbane International, where he lost to unseeded Yasutaka Uchiyama.

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Kyle Edmund missed the 2021 Australian Open because of a chronic injury to his left knee.

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Kyle Edmund made his return at the mixed doubles event of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships, partnering Olivia Nicholls, losing in the first round.

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Kyle Edmund made his return to singles in Washington of the same year, winning his first singles match back in straight sets against qualifier Yosuke Watanuki.

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Kyle Edmund possesses a western forehand grip, on which he can generate a huge amount of power and spin.

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Kyle Edmund's forehand has been described by Mats Wilander as "the best in the business".

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Kyle Edmund uses his forehand to dominate rallies and can hit winners from anywhere on the court.

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Kyle Edmund's game is backed up by a powerful serve and solid two-handed backhand, both of which have shown improvement recently.

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Notable weaknesses of Kyle Edmund's game are his fitness and movement, but these have improved in recent years, demonstrated by his deeper runs at Grand Slams.

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