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Brisbane | Edmund withdraws from Sydney

Brisbane | Edmund withdraws from Sydney

Britain’s No.1, Kyle Edmund has decided to withdraw from next week’s Sydney International as a precaution to give his left knee, which he injured in Paris at the end of last year, more time to recover.

I need to focus on my preparations for the Australian Open and do everything I can to be fit for the first Grand Slam of the year Kyle Edmund

Having opened his 2019 campaign with a loss to Yasutaka Uchiyama, a qualifier from Japan, Edmund revealed that he was still feeling some pain in his knee though he assures fans it’s not serious.

He was to be the top seed at Sydney, ahead of the likes of Stefanos Tsitsipas and Diego Schwartzman, a tournament he has only played in once, two years ago, when he lost in the opening round.

“I am disappointed that I won’t be able to return to Sydney International,” Edmund said.

“It’s a great event and I enjoyed playing there in 2017, but I need to focus on my preparations for the Australian Open and do everything I can to be fit for the first Grand Slam of the year.”

He reached the semi-finals at last years event in Melbourne and consequently has to defend 720 points in a week’s time.






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Henry Wancke

Henry Wancke is one of the most respected Tennis writers in the UK. Henry is the Editor of both Tennis Threads Magazine and tennisthreads.net. He previously worked as Editor of Tennis World, Serve & Volley as well as Tennis Today magazines and been stringer for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and Press Association. He also co-authored the Ultimate Encyclopaedia of Tennis with John Parsons published by Carlton, and the Federation Cup – the first 32 years, published by the ITF. Currently he is the Secretary of the Lawn Tennis Writers’ Association and Hon Vice President of the Tennis Industry Association UK.

3 Comments

  1. Jan Harrison

    That’s a long time for it still to be sore…he has had s many injuries ad so young ☹️

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