Kyle Edmund is a British tennis player who began his professional career in 2012. Born in South Africa but raised from the age of three in Hull, Edmund took to tennis from a young age, starting at ten years old and quickly honing his skills in his teenage years, with it becoming a full-time commitment around the age of 14, where he received LTA support in the form of coaching, trips and funding towards his development

As a Top 100 singles/Top 32 doubles player, is eligible to receive LTA Elite Support.

scheduleLast updated 26/07/2021
GB RANKING
Great Britain 3
WORLD RANKING
85
CAREER HIGH
14 21/05/2018
DAVIS CUP TIES PLAYED
8

Get to know Kyle

  • Nickname: “Kedders”
  • Place of birth: Johannesburg, South Africa – moved to Beverley, North Yorkshire aged 3
  • Lives: Nassau, Bahamas
  • Trains: Albany, the Bahamas
  • Twitter: @kyle8edmund
  • Coach: Franco Davin / Colin Beecher
  • Favourite surface: Clay
  • Favourite shot: Forehand
  • Favourite tournament: Wimbledon
  • Tennis beginnings: Began playing by chance at age 10, taking lessons at a local club while his sister was swimming.
  • Tennis idols: Andy Murray and Marat Safin
  • Likes: Loves Liverpool FC – more nervous watching them than playing tennis – also enjoys listening to music and playing golf. Enjoys riding his Yamaha Rhino 4x4, follows F1 and loves sports cars. If he wasn’t a tennis player, he’d be a cricket player or F1 driver. Also Ambassador for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity,
  • Family: Dad Steven was born in Wales, mum Denise is South African. Denise is a former sprinter. Also sister, Kelly.
GB RANKING
Great Britain 13
WORLD RANKING
313 2 arrow_drop_down
CAREER HIGH
143 07/10/2019
DAVIS CUP TIES PLAYED
8

Get to know Kyle

  • Nickname: “Kedders”
  • Place of birth: Johannesburg, South Africa – moved to Beverley, North Yorkshire aged 3
  • Lives: Nassau, Bahamas
  • Trains: Albany, the Bahamas
  • Twitter: @kyle8edmund
  • Coach: Franco Davin / Colin Beecher
  • Favourite surface: Clay
  • Favourite shot: Forehand
  • Favourite tournament: Wimbledon
  • Tennis beginnings: Began playing by chance at age 10, taking lessons at a local club while his sister was swimming.
  • Tennis idols: Andy Murray and Marat Safin
  • Likes: Loves Liverpool FC – more nervous watching them than playing tennis – also enjoys listening to music and playing golf. Enjoys riding his Yamaha Rhino 4x4, follows F1 and loves sports cars. If he wasn’t a tennis player, he’d be a cricket player or F1 driver. Also Ambassador for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity,
  • Family: Dad Steven was born in Wales, mum Denise is South African. Denise is a former sprinter. Also sister, Kelly.

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Won New York Open in February, beating Andreas Seppi in straight sets in the final.

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Reached last 16 of BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, losing to Roger Federer. Forced to retire with a knee injury in second round of Roland Garros against Pablo Cuevas. Lost to Tomas Berdych in first round of Australian Open in January. Lost in the first round of the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s to Stefanos Tsisipas. Performed well at the Nature Valley International in Eastbourne, beating fellow Brit Dan Evans on his way to reaching the semi-finals.

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Breakthrough year. Earned biggest win over No.3 Dimitrov to reach Australian Open SFs, where he lost to Cilic. Progressed to 3R French Open where he lost to Fabio Fognini in five sets. Became sixth Brit to reach a Grand Slam SF in Open Era. Achieved career-high world ranking in May. Became British No.1 on 5 March, ending Murray’s 12-year reign. Reached 1st ATP World Tour final in Marrakech and reached first ATP Masters 1000 QF in Madrid with wins over Djokovic and Goffin. Reached Brisbane QF and Italian Open (Rome) QF for second ATP Masters 1000 QF. 

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Member of the 2015 Davis Cup winning team – first player since Feliciano Lopez in 2003 to make Davis Cup debut in final; He first broke into the Top 100 ranked players in the summer of 2015, with stellar performances at Aptos and the US Open.  This was the same year Great Britain won for the first time since 1936.  Other career highlights include two junior Grand Slam doubles titles and being part of the 2015 BBC Sports Personality Team of the Year Award.

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Left school age 14 to train at Win Tennis academy in Berkshire. Won Junior US Open in 2012 and Junior French Open in 2013, both in finals against Portuguese Frederico Ferreira Silva. Member of the LTA team to win the junior Davis Cup for the first time in 2011.

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