After starting the 2018 season ranked No.50, an Australian Open semifinal run has helped the 23-year-old skyrocket into the world’s top 20. A first ATP singles final and maiden doubles title have been among other highlights in a breakthrough season. Edmund is now the top-ranked Brit, ending Andy Murray’s 12-year reign, and makes his Laver Cup debut as a captain’s pick for Team Europe.
Father Steven is a Wales-Birthplace accountant who grew up in Zimbabwe and mother Denise is a former sprinter from South Africa. The family moved to the UK when Kyle, whose nickname is ‘Kedders’, was three. He began playing tennis by chance at age 10, taking lessons at a local club where his sister Kelly swam. Edmund is an avid Formula 1 fan and considered pursuing a driving career.
Edmund boasts a big forehand and exemplary work ethic, helping him score impressive wins against Kevin Anderson, Grigor Dimitrov, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and David Goffin this season. He is a Davis Cup champion, making his debut in Great Britain’s triumphant 2015 final, and represented his nation at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016.
SF: Australian Open
QF: Brisbane, Estoril, Madrid, Eastbourne