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Kyle Edmund

Kyle Edmund
File:Kyle Edmund 2013 Davis cup.jpg
Full name Kyle Edmund
Country 23x15px United Kingdom
Residence Beverley, England
Born (1995-01-08) 8 January 1995 (age 21)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Turned pro 2011
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $260,759
Singles
Career record 1–10 (9.09%)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 121 (18 May 2015)
Current ranking No. 121 (25 May 2015)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2015)
French Open 2R (2015)
Wimbledon 1R (2013, 2014)
Doubles
Career record 0–3
Highest ranking No. 713 (3 November 2014)
Current ranking No. 737 (25 May 2015)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon 1R (2013)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 1R (2013)
Last updated on: 25 May 2015.

Kyle Edmund (born 8 January 1995) is a South African-born British tennis player, currently ranked a career high number 121 in the world and the British number 4. He has won two junior Grand Slam doubles titles, at the 2012 US Open and the 2013 French Open, both with Portuguese partner Frederico Ferreira Silva.[1]

Career

Junior tennis

Edmund made his first breakthrough on the Junior circuit in 2011, when he reached the semifinals of the 2011 US Open boy's singles event, where he was defeated by top seed and eventual runner-up Jiří Veselý of the Czech Republic. The following year he won his first junior Grand Slam title, at the boy's doubles event of the 2012 US Open, partnered by Portuguese player Frederico Ferreira Silva. The two defeated Australian duo Nick Kyrgios and Jordan Thompson in the final, after losing the first set. At the 2013 French Open, Edmund and Silva won their second Grand Slam title, defeating Chilean pair Christian Garín and Nicolás Jarry in the final. Edmund reached a career high of no. 8 in the combined ITF junior rankings in January 2012.

Junior Slam results - Singles:

Australian Open: QF (2012)
French Open: QF (2012, 2013)
Wimbledon: SF (2013)
US Open: SF (2011)

Junior Slam results - Doubles:

Australian Open: 2R (2011)
French Open: W (2013)
Wimbledon: SF (2013)
US Open: W (2012)

Senior career

Edmund began on the ITF Futures circuit, winning his first tournament in October 2012. He played in his ATP first tour match in June 2013 when he was awarded a Wildcard for the annual Queen's Club tournament in London, losing to Slovenian Grega Zemlja, however that didn't dent his confidence as he then won his first senior match at the Aegon International in Eastbourne. Following a wildcard entrance into the tournament, he defeated the world No. 82 Kenny de Schepper, ranked 360 places above him, in straight sets.[2] Kyle then lost two close sets to world No. 17 Gilles Simon, both completed in tie-breaks. At the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, his first senior appearance at a Grand Slam tournament, he entered five separate tournaments, receiving wildcards into the men's singles and doubles due to his junior success. In the men's singles, he lost in the first round to 24th seed Jerzy Janowicz in straight sets. In the men's doubles, he partnered Jamie Baker, losing in the first round to David Marrero and Andreas Seppi in straight sets. In the mixed doubles, he partnered fellow teenager Eugenie Bouchard, losing again in the first round to Frederik Nielsen and Sofia Arvidsson, again in straight sets.

In January 2014, Edmund received his first call-up to the Great Britain Davis Cup team for their World Group tie against the USA, and was part of the initial nominations before being replaced by doubles specialist Dominic Inglot, meaning he was the first reserve singles player. In April it was announced that former British player, Greg Rusedski, had assumed the role of Kyle Edmund's full-time coach. [3]

2015

Edmund began the 2015 season at the qualifying tournament of the Australian Open. He defeated Tristan Lamasine from France and Austin Krajicek of the USA to reach the final round of qualifying, where he faced Australian wildcard Dane Propoggia. He 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. In the first round of the main competition Edmund faced Steve Johnson, but lost to the American in straight sets. He came back from the defeat well the following week, making it to the final of the Hong Kong Challenger, and defeating world number 94 Tatsuma Ito of Japan in a dominant display to claim his first ever Challenger Tour title without dropping a set. As a result of both his Australian Open qualifying campaign and his title in Hong Kong, Edmund broke into the world's top 150 for the first time, reaching 148th in the world. The following week, Edmund reached the quarterfinals of the Burnie International, losing in straight sets to eventual champion Chung Hyeon.[4] Throughout the spring Edmund continued to rise up the rankings, achieving a career high number 121 in the world on the 18th of May due to his success in Challenger level events.

Following three rounds of qualifying, Edmund made it to the main draw of the French Open for the first time in his career. In the first round he faced Frenchman Stephane Robert, and recorded his first ever Grand Slam level victory, as well as his first ever five-set match win. As a result he is guaranteed a place in the world's top 100 for the first time. He 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.[5]

Career finals

Singles finals: 9 (6–3)

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (1–1)
ITF Futures Circuit (5-2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 28 October 2012 Birmingham, USA Clay 23x15px Chase Buchanan 7–6(7–2), 2–6, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 11 November 2012 Niceville, USA Clay 23x15px Chase Buchanan 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 5–7
Winner 2. 5 May 2013 Orange Park, USA Clay 23x15px Carsten Ball 6–3, 6–2
Winner 3. 10 August 2013 Bolzano, Italy Clay 23x15px Gianluca Naso 6–3, 6–2
Winner 4. 19 January 2014 Sunrise, USA Clay Template:Country data JPN Yoshihito Nishioka 6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 26 January 2014 Weston, USA Clay 23x15px Victor Crivoi 7–6 (7–2), 5–7, 0–6
Winner 5. 10 February 2014 Zagreb, Croatia Hard 23x15px Filip Veger 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 3. 16 November 2014 Keio Challenger, Japan Hard 23x15px John Millman 4–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 1 February 2015 Hong Kong Challenger, Hong Kong Hard Template:Country data JPN Tatsuma Ito 6–1, 6–2

Junior Grand Slam finals

Finals: 2 (2 titles)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 2012 US Open Hard 23x15px Frederico Ferreira Silva 23x15px Nick Kyrgios
23x15px Jordan Thompson
5–7, 6–4, [10–6]
Winner 2013 French Open Clay 23x15px Frederico Ferreira Silva 23x15px Christian Garín
23x15px Nicolás Jarry
6–3, 6–3

Grand Slam Performance timeline

To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended. This table is correct up to the 2015 French Open.

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0.00
French Open A A 2R[a] 0 / 1 1–0 100.00
Wimbledon 1R 1R 0 / 2 0–2 0.00
US Open A A 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 1–1 0 / 4 1–3 25.00

a 2015 French Open counts as 1 win, 0 losses. Nick Kyrgios received a walkover in the second round, after Edmund withdrew because of a stomach injury,[6] does not count as a Edmund loss (nor a Kyrgios win).

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