Lonndon | Edmund takes over at No.1
Kyle Edmund has leapfrogged over Andy Murray to become the nation’s number one player, a fact confirmed by the latest ATP rankings released today.
The switch comes after the Dubai Championship points he won last year dropped off on the day the event opened for this year’s tournament.
The Scot has not played a competitive match since last year’s Wimbledon and remains side-lined after undergoing surgery on his troublesome hip last month in Melbourne.
Edmund, 23, reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open in January which enabled him to jump from the 49th-ranked player on the tour, up to world No 26.
The new British No.1 has not played since and no doubt is disappointed he has been unable to maintain progress because of injury and illness.
The Yorkshireman who is now based in the Bahamas, hopes to resume his career at Indian Wells.