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Lonndon | Edmund takes over at No.1

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.


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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.


  1. Mauline Akins

    Congratulations Kyle, up the Brits we have two phenomenal Tennis. Players- Kyle and Andy flying the flag for GB xx

  2. Sheila Milne

    Well done Kyle but it was bound to happen with Andy not playing at the moment


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