Kyle Edmund Wikipedia

Kyle Edmund
Kyle Edmund 2013 Davis cup.jpg
Full nameKyle Edmund
Country United Kingdom
ResidenceBeverley, England
Born(1995-01-08) 8 January 1995 (age 19)

Johannesburg, South Africa
Turned pro2011
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$113,2291
Career record1–6 (14.29%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 272 (28 April 2014)
Current rankingNo. 284 (16 June 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon1R (2013, 2014)
Australian Open JuniorQF (2012)
French Open JuniorQF (2012, 2013)
Wimbledon JuniorSF (2013)
US Open JuniorSF (2011)
Career record0–2
Highest rankingNo. 1481 (6 May 2013)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open Junior2R (2011)
French Open JuniorW (2013)
Wimbledon1R (2013)
Wimbledon JuniorSF (2013)
US Open JuniorW (2012)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (2013)
Last updated on: 17 June 2014.
Kyle Edmund (born 8 January 1995) is a South African-born British tennis player. Currently he is the 6th ranked player in Britain, and is ranked number 275 in the world. He won two junior doubles titles, at the 2012 US Open and the 2013 French Open, both with Portuguese partner Frederico Ferreira Silva.



      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. 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.

      Career finals

      Singles finals: 6 (4–2)

      ATP Challenger Tour (0–0)
      ITF Futures Circuit (5-2)
      Winner1.28 October 2012Birmingham, USAClay (o)United States Chase Buchanan7–6(7–2), 2–6, 6–4
      Runner-up1.11 November 2012Niceville, USAClay (o)United States Chase Buchanan6–3, 6–7(4–7), 5–7
      Winner2.5 May 2013Orange Park, USAClay (o)Australia Carsten Ball6–3, 6–2
      Winner3.10 August 2013Bolzano, ITAClay (o)Italy Gianluca Naso6–3, 6–2
      Winner4.19 January 2014Sunrise, USAClay (o)Japan Yoshihito Nishioka6–0, 6–3
      Runner-up2.26 January 2014Weston, USAClay (o)Romania Victor Crivoi7–6 (7–2), 5–7, 0–6
      Winner5.10 February 2014Zagreb, CroatiaHard (i)Croatia Filip Veger6-2, 7-5

      Junior Grand Slam finals

      Finals: 2 (2 titles)
      OutcomeYearChampionshipSurfacePartnerOpponent in the finalScore in the final
      Winner2012US OpenHard (o)Portugal Frederico Ferreira SilvaAustralia Nick Kyrgios
      Australia Jordan Thompson
      5–7, 6–4, [10–6]
      Winner2013French OpenClay (o)Portugal Frederico Ferreira SilvaChile Christian Garín
      Chile Nicolás Jarry
      6–3, 6–3

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