Profile: Kyle Edmund
- Posted on: 26/05/2016
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Date of Birth: 08/01/1995
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Height: 1.89 m / 6′ 2″
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career: 2011 – Present
Prize Money: $1,070,703
Kyle Edmund is a South African-born British tennis player. Ranked British number 2 behind Andy Murray.
He moved from South Africa at the age of three to Yorkshire village of Tickton, near Beverley. While initially interested in cricket and swimming, Kyle switched to tennis at 10 after lessons with coach Richard Plews. When nearly 17, he moved to Roehampton to be coached by Colin Beecher at the Lawn Tennis Association’s National Training Centre.
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. The following year he won his first junior Grand Slam title, at the boy’s doubles event of the 2012 US Open.
He played his first ATP tour match in 2013, as a Wildcard selection in the annual Queen’s Club tournament in London. In the same year, at Wimbledon, 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.
Kyle, when at home trains at Beverley and East Riding Lawn Tennis Club and is currently coached by Ryan Jones.
Career titles: 0
Current ranking: #48
Career titles: 0
Current ranking: #833
Won Junior Grand Slam boy’s doubles at 2012 US Open
Various singles wins at 2015, 2016 ATP Challenger Tours
Edmund competed in Rio 2016 for Great Britain in Tennis Men’s Singles.
Kyle is sometimes referred to as “Kedders”.