We recently reported that former Britain’s number one, Andy Murray, ended his ATP tour early. Most of our attention has been focused on the comeback of the world’s former number one since his hip surgery in January this year. Meanwhile, Kyle Edmund, who replaced Murray as Britain’s number one, made several achievements. The 23-year-old’s latest success was reaching the quarter-final stage of the China Open.
The first challenge for the Johannesburg-born tennis player at this year’s China Open was Germany’s Peter Gojowczyk. The Briton managed to defeat Gojowczyk 3-6 6-1 6-2. This win was what Edmund needed after he left the US Open after a surprise first-round loss to Paolo Lorenzi.
In the second round of the China Open, Edmund met with Italy's Matteo Berrettini. This was quite an exciting game. Edmund almost lost in the third set. He, however, managed to get back on his feet and defeat Berrettini 7-5 6-7 7-5.
Apart from the China Open tournament, Edmund reached many other milestones in 2018. This year we saw the biggest win in Edmund’s career when he triumphed over Grigor Dimitrov at the Australian Open. Unfortunately, Marin Cilic stopped Edmund in the semi-final round to set up a final with Roger Federer.
Kyle also reached an ATP World Tour final for the first time since turning pro in 2012. The Grand Prix Hassan II tournament final saw Edmund playing against Pablo Andujar. However, the Spaniard ended Edmund’s hopes of getting his first ATP Tour title.
Still, Edmund is not disappointed with his success so far. Even though he currently doesn’t have any singles titles to his name, we’re pretty sure he’ll soon start winning them. First on Edmund’s schedule is a quarter-final clash with Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic. The best betting apps’ favourite will meet Lajovic tomorrow.