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Kyle Edmund

03-17-2011, 02:20 AM
Just starting a thread for Kyle Edmund. He was born on 8 January 1995, and is currently the second highest ranked 1995 boy at 45 in the world rankings.

03-23-2011, 03:31 AM
Kyle is playing in the ITF Grade A event in Brazil this week. He is through to the second round.

03-26-2011, 04:30 AM
Now in the semis. Could become the highest ranked 1985 boy if he keeps winning.

Super Djoker
11-25-2011, 11:31 AM
Now in the semis. Could become the highest ranked 1985 boy if he keeps winning.

Your 10 years out mate! Lol . Isent this guy South African Really?

Sham Kay Adams
03-24-2012, 10:42 PM
Was pretty impressive in USO Juniors. Looking forward to seeing this lads development.

The Prince
07-17-2012, 11:20 PM
Kyle for me is the most promising junior in our country, and I'm including those just out of juniors (Golding and Morgan) when I say that. Really committed, talented and understands what it takes.

Super Djoker
10-27-2012, 10:23 PM
Just reached his first 10k final on Clay in Birmingham , Alabama !

10-27-2012, 10:43 PM
good performance so far.

10-28-2012, 11:22 PM
won his first 10k, should be up to 650 in rankings.

10-28-2012, 11:25 PM
First player born in 1995 with Futures title

11-10-2012, 07:17 PM
into the final of another futures on clay in the US.

Sham Kay Adams
12-23-2012, 03:22 PM
Kyle had a great end to his season, and was nominated for Young Sports Personality. Any news on next year?


Brit Tennis Fan
12-25-2012, 12:25 AM
Any news on next year?

He is skipping Aussie Open juniors in order to play a string of clay court futures in Florida starting from week 2.

02-09-2013, 05:36 AM
Been on court with him at his old academy,

Kid has phenomenal talent, really effortless stroke production, excellent court awareness.

Out of all of the British juniors I expect Kyle to really go far should he keep focused and fit. Hopefully 2013 is a breakthrough year for him- could see him breaking top 250 with a good schedule.

03-07-2013, 05:46 PM
Playing Future in Croatia This Week into the QF keep it up Kyle

03-25-2013, 07:05 PM
Any news on where he plays next

04-11-2013, 07:51 PM
On a Future Entry List in Vero Beach, FL 29 April - 05 May

04-14-2013, 06:05 PM
Kyle playing this week a Challenger at Sarasota got an WC, his side of the draw

[1] Michael RUSSELL (USA) vs Mischa ZVEREV (GER)
[WC] Kyle EDMUND (GBR) vs James WARD (GBR)
Somdev DEVVARMAN (IND) vs [5] Jesse LEVINE (CAN)

04-16-2013, 04:49 PM
Lost too James Ward 3-6 4-6 Tough Lost wonder will he be playing another Challenger next week

04-30-2013, 02:59 AM
(1) (WC) Chase Buchanan (USA) vs. (Q) Ronnie Schneider (USA)
(Q) Jose E Gracia (USA) vs. Martins Podzus (LAT)
Vladimir Obradovic (SRB) vs. Ryan Rowe (USA)
(LL) Janis Podzus (LAT) vs. (7) Kyle Edmund (GBR)
(4) Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) vs. (Q) Andrew J. Schafer (USA)
(Q) Artem Baradach (BLR) vs. (WC) Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (USA)

05-02-2013, 03:31 AM
(7) Kyle Edmund (GBR) d. (LL) Janis Podzus (LAT) 6-3 6-2

05-02-2013, 03:31 AM
(7) Kyle Edmund (GBR) vs Vladimir Obradovic (SRB)

05-03-2013, 03:38 AM
(7) Kyle Edmund (GBR) d. Vladimir Obradovic (SRB) 6-4 6-2

05-03-2013, 03:39 AM
Into the Quarterfinals

Martins Podzus (LAT) vs. (7) Kyle Edmund (GBR)

05-04-2013, 02:38 AM
(7) Kyle Edmund (GBR) d. Martins Podzus (LAT) 7-5 6-4

05-04-2013, 02:38 AM
(7) Kyle Edmund (GBR) vs (8) Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN)

05-04-2013, 02:39 AM
Also Kyle should be in the top 500 next week will be a Career High Ranking

05-05-2013, 12:38 AM
Into the finals (7) Kyle Edmund (GBR) d. (8) Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) 63 61

05-05-2013, 12:39 AM
(7) Kyle Edmund (GBR) vs Carsten Ball (AUS)

05-05-2013, 06:36 PM
won the final.
well done kyle
upto 450 or so

05-05-2013, 06:53 PM
^ Yeah I SO Happy & he playing next week so there more point too be gain

05-09-2013, 04:33 AM
Kyle Edmund (GBR) d. (WC) Jean-Yves Aubone (USA) 6-3 3-6 7-5

Super Djoker
05-09-2013, 11:56 PM
Steady rise up the rankings ! Don't want to get carried away thought !

05-10-2013, 01:47 AM
Kyle Edmund (GBR) vs. Mitchell Krueger (USA) into the Quarterfinals

05-10-2013, 01:48 AM
Steady rise up the rankings ! Don't want to get carried away thought !

I agree I said at the beginning of the year I like too see him in the top 300 hopefully he can do it

Brit Tennis Fan
05-10-2013, 09:34 PM
Kyle beat Krueger and will now play Melzer in the SF. Really good run of form at the moment. Should be a serious contender for RG juniors.

05-11-2013, 06:41 PM
(1) Gerald Melzer (AUT) d. Kyle Edmund (GBR) 6-2 6-3

06-03-2013, 05:58 AM
won his first match at Junior RG Kyle EDMUND (GBR) [5] d. Elias YMER (SWE) 6-2 6-7(5) 7-5

06-05-2013, 03:09 AM
Kyle EDMUND (GBR) [5] d. Bradley MOUSLEY (AUS) 6-1 5-7 6-3 won another three setter

06-06-2013, 03:08 AM
Won another Three Setter beating Noah This time Kyle EDMUND (GBR) [5] d. Noah RUBIN (USA) 7-5 5-7 6-3

06-06-2013, 11:45 PM
Lost in the QF Alexander ZVEREV (GER) [4] d. Kyle EDMUND (GBR) [5] 6-2 5-7 6-0 Tough Lost

06-06-2013, 11:45 PM
Kyle got an Wild Card into Aegon Championships

06-07-2013, 07:11 PM
Kyle in the Double Finals at RG

06-08-2013, 04:08 PM
Kyle Won the RG Junior Double Title

Kyle Edmund (GBR) [3] / Frederico Ferreira Silva (POR) [3] def Christian Garin (CHI) [5] / Nicolas Jarry (CHI) [5] 6-3 6-3

Brit Tennis Fan
06-08-2013, 04:34 PM
Kyle plays Zemlja in the first round of Queen's. Not the best of draws but the not the worst either.

06-08-2013, 09:07 PM
His Full side of the Draw for Queen

Zemlja (16) - Edmund (wc)
Stakhovsky - Corrie (wc)
De Bakker - Dutra Silva
Berdych (2) - bye

06-11-2013, 05:13 PM

06-11-2013, 05:18 PM

06-11-2013, 05:27 PM
lost the first set 6-4 come on Kyle

06-11-2013, 05:39 PM
2-1 second set

06-11-2013, 05:46 PM

06-11-2013, 06:05 PM
6-5 come kyle let break here

06-11-2013, 06:20 PM
lost 6-4 7-6 I wish he could made to next round but he put up a good fight

Dead Net Cord
06-11-2013, 06:34 PM

06-11-2013, 07:05 PM
I wonder will he get an WC into Topshelf Open or AEGON International

06-11-2013, 11:37 PM
That sounds like a decent effort for a tour debut.

06-12-2013, 03:52 PM
Kyle Got an MDWC into Wimbledon he really deserve it his year been pretty great

Brit Tennis Fan
06-12-2013, 04:32 PM
He must be in with a good shout of an Eastbourne wild card because most of the likely candidates will be playing Wimbledon qualifying instead.

06-12-2013, 04:39 PM
^ I was thinking the same thing I hooping he do get an WC for Eastbourne I mean he show show most promise at Queens only got broken once

06-14-2013, 12:32 AM
Kyle Edmund got MDWC into Aegon International

06-15-2013, 01:45 AM
Jamie Baker (GBR) & Kyle Edmund, (GBR) will be Playing Double at Wimbledon

06-15-2013, 03:42 PM
Kyle draw

Kevin Anderson [5] - Julien Benneteau
James Ward [WC] - Bernard Tomic
Kyle Edmund [WC] - Qualifier
Gilles Simon [2] - Bye

06-17-2013, 04:05 PM
won the first set 6-4

06-17-2013, 04:35 PM
Kyle Edmund def Kenny De Schepper 6-4 6-4 first Atp Tour win & Top 100

06-17-2013, 04:36 PM
nice win

06-17-2013, 04:37 PM
Thought the match he had 4 Aces & never faces an break point next is Gilles Simon

Dead Net Cord
06-18-2013, 07:25 AM
What's his post-Wimbledon schedule?

06-19-2013, 01:46 PM
^ IDK I would guess he will play some ITF events in London I hoping he play some Challenger I would like too see him rank around top 300 or higher by end year

06-19-2013, 04:39 PM

06-19-2013, 04:48 PM
up 3-2

06-19-2013, 05:06 PM
4-4 got broken by simon at 3-3 but just broken back

06-19-2013, 05:14 PM

06-19-2013, 05:34 PM
lost the first set 7-6 was down three set points Saved two but couldn't saved all three of them

06-19-2013, 06:22 PM
5-5 second set

06-19-2013, 06:28 PM
another Tiebreaker for the second set

06-19-2013, 06:36 PM
Gilles Simon def Kyle Edmund 7-6 7-6

06-19-2013, 06:36 PM
Great Showing from him To Push an Former top 10 player to two tiebreaker

06-19-2013, 07:59 PM
KYLE EDMUND: I've boxed in the same gym as Sturridge and been roasted by McEnroe... but my ultimate dream is a Grand Slam title

In the next week or so at Wimbledon, it will be easy to heap scorn on men’s tennis in Britain. As ever, Britain’s men are under pressure.
Andy Murray is the only British man inside the world’s top 200 – in comparison, France have 20 and Germany 18 – and the lack of strength in depth seems to be exposed every year on home soil.
Since Tim Henman’s final Wimbledon in 2007, only two men other than Murray have won a singles match at SW19 – Chris Eaton in 2008 and James Ward last year.
18-year-old Kyle Edmund, here with Greg Rusedski, is one day hoping to win a Grand Slam

Recent weeks have given hope that Kyle Edmund might just change that. A French Open junior doubles title, a decent show at Queen’s and then knocking out the world No 82 at Eastbourne suggests the 18-year-old from Beverley in Yorkshire might buck the trend.
There is hope that he can at some point join Murray in the world’s top 100.
‘You have to be so much stronger now than in the past,’ says Edmund, a quiet teenager who has reached the quarter-finals of two junior Grand Slams, the semi-finals of another and led Britain to a Junior Davis Cup win almost two years ago.
‘Boris Becker won Wimbledon at 17 but that wouldn’t happen now because boys of that age are playing junior events. Could you imagine a 17-year-old beating Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal? It’s impossible.
Breakthrough: Edmund won his first ATP Tour match against France's Kenny De Schepper at Eastbourne

'The average age of top 100 has gone up. You don’t get to where you want to at 18. It means you have to be patient.’
Edmund is being patient but also making progress. A year ago he was ranked 1,309th in the world.
Now he’s the world No 442 and has picked up his first title – in Florida.
‘The reality is to push everything out of your game that you could have achieved,’ Edmund says. ‘You don’t want to retire thinking you wish you had worked harder. The goal is to win a Grand Slam more than being No 1.
'That’s the ultimate. It’s only a dream at the minute and there are all these obstacles in the way to overcome but I’m only 18 and have been told I’m on the right track. That’s encouraging. I have to keep focused and keep pushing.
'My coach is always telling me to believe in my ability and that I am good enough to be up there with the best. But I’ve always been told that, at this age, a successful tournament is one you take something away from. Learning something is the main thing.’

Where Edmund differs in conversation from many other young Brits we have seen in recent years is his maturity. There is a calmness about him, a slight sense of an old head on young shoulders.
He’s not the sort of person who will be found falling out of nightclubs. You sense a natural discipline, rewarded by Monday’s straight sets win over Kenny de Schepper, ranked 360 places above him in the world.
‘I like tennis because I’m good at it, like the challenges and enjoy having to think on court. You need to look for solutions. I don’t really know why it ended being tennis. If someone would have come up to me and asked if I wanted to play cricket instead, I probably would have said yes.
'I was an all-rounder at school and played for the youth team at Yorkshire for a little while too.’ F0Rx.jpg
Champion: Edmund recently won the French Open junior doubles with partner Frederico Ferreira Silva

Before Yorkshire he was in another cricket crazy place, South Africa, where his dad is from.
At three years old the family returned to Britain and his tennis talent came to the fore. A stint at Bisham Abbey was followed by a permanent move to the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton.
‘I’m fine living away from home now. When I was 12 I went to a national camp and I really struggled for three days. But now I see my parents some weekends. You mature and get used to it. And in a few years’ time I won’t be with them anyway so it’s good to get used to it. My mum struggles the most.’
Edmund hits well on both sides from the back of the court and has bulked up in the last 18 months to make sure he has the power he needs to play men, not boys. He’s improved his speed around the court too, something that came from a stint of boxing training.
Walking amongst the greats: Posing with Roger Federer last year at Wimbledon

‘The boxing was my dad’s idea. I had always been told to use my legs more on court and boxers are so light on their feet and quick. So I tried it. I went to Hooks Gym in London and I really enjoyed it.
'I saw Daniel Sturridge down there and because he used to go a lot. The atmosphere was really good. Everyone is working hard, the music is really loud and people know how to win.
‘Nadal has that boxer look when he plays and Murray commented on it when he went to watch David Haye in Miami. The intensity they work at is incredible. It made me use my legs more, which means I’m in the right position for the ball.
'Everyone said my ball strike and speed is not a problem – I’m strong for my age – but the main thing was using my feet. I’ve always been pretty good mentally though do occasionally lose concentration in a second set.’
That’s something he’s still working on of course. There’s a long way to go to become the finished article.
‘Last year at the French Open I hit with John McEnroe. He was so focused, even practising. He didn’t want to lose a point. He changed tennis and brought it to life. He said to me “it looks like you can’t slice – you need to work on that”.’
Needless to say, the slice has come on leaps and bounds.

06-19-2013, 09:04 PM
Aegon International 2013: Kyle Edmund savours senior moment with first win on ATP tour

Kyle Edmund – the 18-year-old who has been tipped as the future of British men’s tennis – won his first senior singles match on Monday, defeating a player ranked 360 places above him in straight sets at the Aegon International in Eastbourne.
Kyle Edmund defeated a player ranked 360 places above him

Edmund holds both the US Open and French Open boys’ doubles titles with his Portuguese partner Frederico Ferreira Silva, the triumph at Roland Garros the first of any kind by a Briton for 31 years. This was only his second men’s singles match, and the way he saw off Frenchman Kenny De Schepper 6-4, 6-4, the world No 82, did little to dampen the enthusiasm with which his fledgling career is being met.
Born in Johannesburg but based in Yorkshire, Edmund show remarkable composure, serving out the final game to love and dealing comfortably with De Schepper’s usually potent serve.
Edmund had been given a wild card at Queen’s Club last week on the back of his success in Paris, where he also reached the quarter-finals of the boys’ singles. Although he lost in the first round there to 16th-seeded Slovenian Grega Zemlja, the experience clearly bolstered his performance at Eastbourne on Monday. He is now due to face another Frenchman, the No 2 seed Gilles Simon, in the second round, although Simon ended a practice session on Monday with ice strapped around his ankle.
“It’s nice to get this win,” said Edmund. “I have been training hard after the loss at Queen’s, really trying to put what I could have done better into that match.
“It’s nice to be able to play at that level but my goal is to play at that level and also have a ranking out of it. It’s two different things, to play at that level, but to do it week in and week out is a different challenge and I want to be able to do that.

“When I get nervous I go into a little bit of a shell, from past experience, so I didn’t think there was a need to be nervous because I wouldn’t be able to play my game.
“I’d be walking off the court *thinking I didn’t put everything out there, which was the last thing I wanted, so I just went out there and focused on my game, and it worked out great.”
Edmund, ranked 442 in the world, has been given a wild card for Wimbledon next week, although he says clay is his favourite surface.
He said he benefited from advice from other British players on how to beat De Schepper. “You ask around a little bit, I asked a few of the British guys like [James] Ward. I asked my doubles partner last night and he went, ‘Oh, big serve’ straight away.”
Edmund will not be joined at Wimbledon by fellow Briton Dan Evans, who lost in Wimbledon qualifying at Roehampton.
Evans, who played superbly to reach the third round at Queen’s Club, could not find the same form against Spain’s Daniel Muñoz-De La Nava, losing 6-1, 3-6, 6-2.
Fellow Britons Josh Goodall, Edward Corrie, Lewis Burton and Joshua Ward-Hibbert all also lost but three others – Alex Bogdanovic, Jamie Baker and David Rice – all reached the next round.
Bogdanovic, the British No 5 who was given a wild card for seven years in succession but never won a match at Wimbledon proper, beat Marek Semjan 7-6, 6-3, while Rice saw off Sebastian Rieschick 6-3, 6-2.
Baker, whose win against 17th seed Matteo Viola was the best display of the British men on show, said: “These tournaments are really tough, everybody in here’s ranked a lot higher than I am so every match is tough.”

06-19-2013, 09:05 PM
Simon made to sweat by sparkling Edmund

Teenager Kyle Edmund underlined his status as an exciting player to watch for British tennis with a narrow defeat to world No. 17 Gilles Simon on Wednesday.
Edmund, who will be a wildcard entry into Wimbledon next week, forced Frenchman Simon to work hard for his second round victory at the Aegon International in Eastbourne, eventually losing 7-6(5) 7-6(3).
Simon pushed Roger Federer all the way at Roland Garros earlier in the month, but it was he on the end of a tough examination this time around.
Edmund had a set point at 5-4 in the first set, but could not quite convert as Simon went on to clinch the advantage on a tiebreak.
Edmund responded to that disappointment with an immediate break in the second set - perhaps an illuminating insight into his attitude and approach, something that should stand him in good stead as his career progresses.
The two players went toe-to-toe in the second and another tiebreak always looked on the cards - unfortunately for Edmund, it again went against him, as Simon's greater experience perhaps told at crucial junctures.
Nevertheless, it was an encouraging performance for the 18-year-old, as he prepares to make his debut in the seniors at the All England Club.

06-20-2013, 10:28 PM

Kyle Edmund


G. SIMON/K. Edmund
7‑6, 7‑6

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Despite the defeat, you must be absolutely delighted with your performance again.
KYLE EDMUND: Yeah, I was. I played a pretty good match, I thought. I went out there and I played well the other day, so I thought if I just put my game on court like I did on Monday, I would, you know, that would be the best way of giving myself a chance to win.
I did. I served well again, and, you know, he was a completely different player to the guy I played on Monday, so, yeah, it was a different game style I had to play. But, I mean, I put everything out there, and it was really good match. Even though I lost, I was still very pleased with the way I played.

Q. Did it mean a lot more to play that well against a player who is obviously so highly ranked?
KYLE EDMUND: Yeah, well, it gives you confidence. He's 16 in the world and I got pretty close, so confidence‑wise, you know, it's massive for me, you know, learning, going up the ranks of tennis. It shows where I can play, and I've just got to use this as a positive.
I mean, I remember two years ago hitting with him at Stoke Park and he beat me 6‑Love in the set, so two years on I got there. Obviously I'm disappointed I lost, but I'm still pleased.

Q. Have you been surprised at all how your game stood up so well against the top guys this week?
KYLE EDMUND: Yeah, I mean, I think the good thing is I didn't overplay this week. I just played how I'd normally play. I didn't feel uncomfortable out there, so I think that's a big positive knowing that when I do go out there I don't have to overplay or play special. I just have to play my game. So I will just continue to do that moving forward.

Q. Do you get nervous playing players of that caliber or are you focused on yourself?
KYLE EDMUND: No, today I wasn't that nervous, because I think, you know, sitting around wondering if I get nervous, I don't really play well. At the start it's tough to get going. So when you don't get going and you go down maybe a break or a double break against these players it's no good, so you have to be ready from ball 1.
These guys, you know, they are ready from ball 1. So if you're not, you're going to pay the price.
So after my win on Monday, you know, I was feeling good and stuff, so I wasn't worried about my game, really.

Q. Are you going to begin to fall in love with grass?
KYLE EDMUND: Yeah, well, I'm playing well in it, so unfortunately you can't play on grass through the whole year. It's just four weeks.
But, yeah, it's obviously my third year on grass and last year I had a good win. This year I had another good win, another really good performance today. I seem to be adapting well.

Q. You even seemed to have the British sea gulls on your side.
KYLE EDMUND: Oh, yeah.

Q. If you could choose for Wimbledon, would you like Centre Court or just play on an outside court?
KYLE EDMUND: I mean, it's Wimbledon. I'll play on any court. (Smiling.)
If I play on Centre Court it would be amazing, but the chance of getting support on an outside court is just as good, and I mean, I'll be ready to play on anything, but if I get to play on Centre it would be an amazing experience.

Q. Tell me about today briefly. Is losing in two tiebreaks all the same a great performance but all in all a bit frustrating?
KYLE EDMUND: Yeah, you could say because I lost in two tiebreaks it is frustrating because I could have won.
Even though I'm looking at positives, I'm not like, Oh, I'm happy I lost. I'm disappointed I lost. I don't think the tiebreaks I played ‑‑I thought the first one was close and I played a pretty good tiebreak.
The second one was a little bit sloppy at times. You know, it was after a long match, and both of us were fatigued, I thought. There were just some really long rallies towards the end, and, yeah, he just came out on top.
He's got the experience, I mean, as well, so he probably knows how to deal with those situations.

Q. How much pressure do you feel at the moment? Because the aura that you give off on court is as someone who is very confident, someone with a much higher ranking.
KYLE EDMUND: Yeah, I don't know. It's just ‑‑if, you know, maybe if you act a bit timid, intimidated, you don't really feel you belong there.
You're going to get really ‑‑everyone is watching. I don't think you can act intimidated. You have to act confident, and, you know, even if you don't feel as confident, I think you have to bluff it a bit, because it's two guys playing on a tennis court and everyone is watching.
Maybe when you walk out you realize where you are, but once you get hitting the ball, which I do day in and day out through the whole year, you just become‑‑ it just becomes natural. It's just habit you get into.

Q. The whole experience of the last week or so at Queen's and that first ATP win, how has that been?
KYLE EDMUND: Yeah, it's been amazing. Even last week I played well against a good player and I lost. You know, I went back and corrected a few things, got better on the grass, and the win on Monday showed that I was feeling good. And then today as well was another high quality match.
These two tournaments, obviously my first tour events, and I got a taste of what they're like. Hopefully I can play more of them in the future.

Q. Your feelings going into next week must be very exciting.
KYLE EDMUND: Yeah, exactly. He's 16 seed or he's 16 in the world, so, you know, if I get drawn against him it would be a tough draw, and I got close against him, so it shows that if I do get a tough draw I can compete with them and have a chance of winning.
But whoever I get, I mean, it's obviously going to be a tough match, because I'm 440 in the world, and they're obviously, what, top 100, most of them. It's going to be a tough match. I know I'm going to have to put my game out there on court like I did these last three matches here.

Q. Where do you think you can go from here? Obviously Andy Murray is not going to last forever. You're sort of a young prospect, and people look at you to sort of be the next sort of Grand Slam winner, as well.
KYLE EDMUND: How do I feel about that?

Q. Yeah. Obviously you've got big shoes to fill when Andy Murray retires.
KYLE EDMUND: Well, I remember saying on Monday, you know, he obviously won the Grand Slam for the first time in 76 years, so he's taken a big pressure off us. He's done well for us.
But obviously someone has to fill it when he retires. It might be me; might be someone else. I'm not really thinking about that right now, because I'm nowhere near that level at the moment in terms of my ranking. And until I get there, then, you know, it might be a pressure but I don't see it as a pressure. It's just if you go on court and perform, then it's going to take care of itself.

Q. There are probably a lot of people now who know you who didn't know you a few weeks ago because of your results and leading up to Wimbledon. Are you ready for that level of interest and expectations? It's a big change for you in such a short period of time.
KYLE EDMUND: Yeah, I'm not going to change anything because people know me. I'm still going to stick to my routines and practice hard, play my matches as long as I can.
I don't think too much is going to change. There might be a bit more media interest and stuff, but that's all part of the job.
Your dream is to become top of the game in tennis, and that is part of the dream. So that's what you signed up for, so I just ‑‑you just deal with it, I think, to be honest with you.

06-21-2013, 12:20 PM
Wimbledon Draw

Nicolas Almagro [15] - Jurgen Zopp
Marinko Matosevic - Guillaume Rufin
Radek Stepanek - Matt Reid
Jerzy Janowicz [24] - Kyle Edmund [WC]
Fabio Fognini [30] - Jurgen Melzer
Julian Reister [Q] - Lukas Rosol
Rogerio Dutra Silva - Sergiy Stakhovsky
Roger Federer [3] - Victor Hanescu

06-21-2013, 06:05 PM

From winning the French Open boys’ doubles title to claiming his first ATP win at Eastbourne and now getting set for his first Grand Slam match at Wimbledon, it has been quite a couple of weeks for Kyle Edmund.

It is apt reward for the British 18-year-old after the miles he has racked up on the Futures circuit since last October. Edmund has purely played on clay in Croatia, Spain and the USA, building the foundations for a career which, judging by recent evidence, could be a prosperous one.

“We could have played a little bit on the hard, but we try to avoid indoors as much as possible,” said Edmund. “You look at the tour – you’ve got probably Paris and the O2 and a couple of others that are indoors.

“Throughout the year it’s all outdoors. That’s where tennis is at and that’s what we’ve been focusing on. England is mostly indoors because of the weather. That’s why we’ve stayed away.”

It is a sensible choice from a young player who has impressed with the maturity he has displayed in recent weeks. Life on the tour at such a young age deprives a person of the regular life of a teenager, but Edmund, much like his compatriot Andy Murray, is not too bothered about missing out on boozy nights out.

“I avoid all stuff like that because there’s just no point,” said Edmund. “It might be fun for maybe 10 minutes, 20 minutes, or even if you go out for a night, it’s fun. But the day after you’re like: ‘urggh.’ In the long term, for me personally, I just avoid that stuff.”

Such an attitude has clearly helped in recent weeks as Edmund has looked at ease amongst the big boys. He ran Grega Zemlja close in his ATP debut at Queen’s and after beating Kenny De Schepper in straight sets in the first round in Eastbourne, which will see him jump around 60 places from his current ranking of No.442, he took world No.17 Gilles Simon to two tie-break sets.

But it will be another test altogether when wild card Edmund steps onto court for his first senior match at the All England Club on Monday to face big-hitting Jerzy Janowicz, the 24th seed. It was a challenge which Murray, then aged 18, met in 2005 when he beat George Bastl to progress to a second-round match with Radek Stepanek, who Edmund coincidentally could meet if he upsets Janowicz.

Playing at Wimbledon won’t be a new experience for Edmund, who has played in the Junior events before, but it will still be a special one. “I remember going there the first time and feeling a bit shell-shocked, taking everything in,” said Edmund. “It’s nice that I’ve played some matches there. You remember every match you play there, it’s such a great feeling.”

When Edmund was at school, he was often late due to this tennis training. This week, he received a tweet from an old classmate which read: “All those assemblies missed are starting to pay off now.” Quite.

06-24-2013, 12:36 PM
lost the first set 6-2

06-24-2013, 01:40 PM
Jerzy Janowicz def Kyle Edmund 6-2 6-2 6-4

06-24-2013, 01:41 PM
sad that he lost the first round wish he could gotten a better draw

06-24-2013, 07:06 PM
Kyle Interview

Q. What did you think of your first experience of the All England main draw?

KYLE EDMUND: It was a tough experience. It was very tough out there to get much rhythm, sort of ease into the tournament. He's such a big player, hits the ball really hard. And if you're not on it 100%, it's very tough.

I still played okay, I thought. ut at that level, I think I need to play better to win.

But, yeah, I mean, I don't think anyone wants to draw him first round 'cause he's such a dangering guy, if you want to put it that way.

Yeah, in terms of all the support and stuff, it was great to play on that court. My first Wimbledon, I couldn't ask for anything more. It's a day I'll never forget to play my first Wimbledon here. So it was a really good experience.

Q. I know you practiced with some of the world's top players. Have you ever consistently suffered power coming across the net so consistently?

KYLE EDMUND: No, not to that extent in that sort of power. You know, he's so powerful. He's a big guy. His serve, if you got back, then his forehand, his backhand was coming over hard. You always knew you were going to have to run and get the ball back as much as possible. Then when you do have time to get on the ball, you have to take advantage of that, because you don't get time often.

Yeah, I knew it was going to be a tough match. Yeah, I wish maybe I could have played a little bit better. But, you know, it is tough. It was a different kind of match to the Simon match I played where he doesn't hit the balls hard and he makes more balls, maybe not as many errors. But today he played some big tennis.

Q. There was a spell where it got away from you, but in the final set you made him serve it out, saved those match points? You could have just folded.

KYLE EDMUND: Yeah, I think so. I mean, yeah, I don't think I was going to fold. I was going to keep fighting. My mindset was to get as many games as possible, to be honest.

Each point, I was just facing one point, not trying to come back. I was just facing one point in each game. So, yeah, it was a tough day. I'm disappointed I lost, but I can't lose sight of the long term goal.

These three weeks, how invaluable they are for me. I feel I've improved actually in these threes weeks, playing some of the top players in the world. So, yeah, I can't lose sight of that. You know, it's not over. I'm still in the doubles and I'm still playing the juniors next week. So there's still lots of tennis to come.

Q. In terms of what you have to develop, what has the last three weeks taught you?

KYLE EDMUND: Just to bring it every day, to be honest. You know, there's no let up. These guys, you know, they keep going. They're relentless the way they hit, especially today, Janowicz. You know, it's different. You know, in juniors, you do get some games where they give it to you or you give it to them sometimes. So, you know, you need to avoid giving them as many games as possible and they don't give you anything.

So I think that's the main thing. But, yeah, these three weeks, every match I thought I've come off feeling pretty good how I played. Today's probably the first time I've come off like really disappointed.

But having had a bit of time to reflect, I played okay. I mean, the scoreline shows I got beat pretty comfortably. But, you know, I had a few breakpoint chances. You know, some of the stats, I served pretty well but wasn't effective enough.

And my second serve he was getting on top of. There are areas which I need to improve on. If there wasn't areas to improve on, there would be something wrong. I'm pleased I can take something away from it and improve on it.

Q. What is the experience like, the first morning of your first Wimbledon? Are there extra nerves just walking in the place? Does it make you feel 10 feet tall?

KYLE EDMUND: I was pretty nervous this morning, actually, which I didn't think I was going to be 'cause I wasn't nervous going into my other matches. But today I was quite nervous.

Q. A good nervous probably.

KYLE EDMUND: Yeah, exactly. It's good to be nervous. Yeah, this morning I woke up, did all my normal routines and stuff. But, yeah, it was just something, coming here, it's obviously a bit different.

So hopefully I can get used to that as much as possible. But, yeah, to be playing my first Wimbledon at 18 years old, it was a great feeling. So, yeah, I'll never forget it.

Q. Greg Rusedski, has he helped you with the mental side of things, as well, with the pressure of the big stage?

KYLE EDMUND: Well, working with Greg is great because he's been there. He knows where it's sort of at. So he has helped me with those sort of things.

I don't work with Greg all the time. Colin Beecher is my first coach. He's there every day. I contact him every day. Greg's there just to give some advice and help me in some certain areas.

I like to have that variation where you do get a different ... you know, sometimes when you're working with someone that is very intense, then someone that just comes in and has an opinion on things can help because they're looking from the outside.

So he just helps. You know, to be able to have someone like Greg Rusedski helping you is very fortunate for me. So everything he says I take on board. Yeah, he said to me, I didn't play my first Wimbledon until I was 20. He remembers he was very nervous.

So he said to me, you know, to come out here and put in a performance like that, be proud of yourself. He knew I was disappointed, but he said, You didn't play badly; you played well. The scoreline doesn't really reflect the match.

He's very positive. You know, I'm thankful for that, that he's willing to help me.

Q. Greg has been saying good things about you, as well as Andy and Tim. How important is that to you, those words?

KYLE EDMUND: Yeah, it's all positive. These guys, they're not going to say it for the sake of saying it. So everything they do say, I take on board. When they are positive, it's great.

If I'm getting something wrong, they tell me. That's the best thing, that they don't cover up cracks and stuff, cover over. They address it. I think that's why it is a healthy relationship.

So, yeah, Greg helping me, all the team from the LTA, they're very supportive. Over these few weeks, they've been great. Throughout the whole year, in fact. I can't ask for anything much more.

Q. What are your goals for the remainder of the year in terms of ranking? Have you set targets for that?

KYLE EDMUND: No, I don't set ranking targets. I feel if I'm a good enough player to get the ranking, I'll get there because you're good enough.

But my goals are to continue to improve my ATP ranking, which it is. So I've got to keep heading in the right direction. In terms of juniors, I'm only going to play Wimbledon and US Open. So two junior events. Then a lot on the futures/challenger tours. Yeah, mostly ATP.

Q. If you look at the average age for the men's tour, it seems to have gone up over the last two years. Younger players are finding it harder to break in. What would you put that down to?

KYLE EDMUND: Well, I don't think younger players are fully developed, firstly. The guy today, he's a big guy. I'm still growing. And I think, you know, he's stronger than me as well. I think that's one side of it.

But also these guys, as they get older, they get more experience. I think they're able to cope with different situations and pressures better than younger guys at the minute.

You know, say, like they've been around more, longer. They just do certain things in situations maybe a few percent better. It's not much, but they do it better, and I think that's the main thing.

You know, each area they might serve big in tight situations, which gets them out of trouble, or they come up with good shots. Like today he came up with some really good shots. He was the better player today, so he deserved to win.

You know, it's tough for me to say other players, but the players I played, you can see why they are where they are at. Simon last week is such a good fighter, didn't give me anything. And today Janowicz played a big game, so you see why they do get some success.

06-24-2013, 07:16 PM

Kyle Edmund was given a real schooling on his Wimbledon debut as giant Pole Jerzy Janowicz cruised through to the second round with an accomplished display against the young Briton.

Follow game-by-game coverage of Andy Murray's first match of Wimbledon 2013 against Benjamin Becker

After watching Elena Baltacha crash out with a disappointing performance against Flavia Pennetta, the Court Three crowd saw 18-year-old Edmund exit the tournament 6-2 6-2 6-4.

However the Yorkshireman showed guts and brute force to suggest that he has the potential to live up to the hype around him.

Janowicz, ranked 363 places ahead of Edmund, played some excellent tennis and his fierce serve and forehand give him the necessary tools to go far in this tournament.

Edmund showed no sign of nerves early on, firing an ace down to win his first point. He then engineered a break point in the second game, but was unable to take it when 6ft 8in Janowicz powered home a forehand winner.

That proved to be a wake-up call for the Pole, who started to play his A game. Janowicz reeled off a number of powerful ground strokes to break in the fifth and the seventh games before wrapping up the first set after just 24 minutes.

Edmund saved four early break points in the second set, but he soon found himself 4-0 down after two breaks from the big Pole, who was by now hitting 135 miles per hour with his serve.

Janowicz got himself into slight trouble towards the end of the second set, gifting Edmund two break points, but the home hope was unable to take advantage.

Janowicz sent Edmund scampering around the court in the first game of the third set, which the Pole won to break.

Edmund, who was born in South Africa but lives in Beverley, saved four match points in the ninth game, but he had no answer to Janowicz's huge serve and eventually succumbed to defeat after one hour and 27 minutes on court.

06-28-2013, 06:03 PM 71500421578A


Great Britain’s Kyle Edmund has big shoes to fill if he is to follow in the footsteps of Grand Slam champion, Olympic gold medallist and World No. 2 Andy Murray. But the softly spoken, thoughtful and grounded 18 year old is looking to the Scot for inspiration as he attempts to build on a successful junior career and make his way on the ATP World Tour.

The right-hander, who was born in Johannesburg but raised in Yorkshire, has already jumped over 100 places in the Emirates ATP Rankings this season and has the Top 400 in his sights as he prepares to make his Wimbledon debut as a wild card entrant.

Days after winning the boys’ doubles title at Roland Garros, Edmund made his ATP World Tour debut at the Aegon Championships at The Queen’s Club, losing a close match to Grega Zemlja. One week later he took advantage of a wild card into the Aegon International at Eastbourne by bridging a gap of 360 places in the Emirates ATP Rankings to beat Kenny De Schepper in the first round before losing to World No. 17 Gilles Simon in two tie-breaks.

Edmund talked to in Eastbourne about his continued development, the ‘Murray Effect’ and his ambitions for the future in this Emirates Stars Of Tomorrow feature.

You’re trying to bridge the gap between juniors and seniors at the moment, what are you finding to be the most challenging aspect?
Initially, physically it was tough for me. I was coming from playing guys the same age as me, 17-18, to guys that are a lot stronger. But at the same time, in terms of ball striking, it’s not too different. I think they just do small things one-two per cent better. Maybe their serve percentage is a little bit more, they hit the spots and they defend a bit better. I think if I can sharpen up a few things in each area and get a little bit better, it doesn’t need to be a lot better, I think that will help my game improve.

You played your first ATP World Tour match at Queen’s and won your first one at Eastbourne. How does it feel when you step onto court at these events? Do you feel intimidated, or do you feel like you belong?
I don’t think the players are too intimidating, maybe the stage is. I don’t really play on courts as big as that. When I’m playing futures and junior events, it’s normally outside courts. I thought I dealt well with it and the crowd was nice – obviously being British they support you. I was a little bit nervous, which I think is normal, but I quickly just focussed on my game and tried to put my game out on court and that helped.

You’ve moved up more than 100 places in the Emirates ATP Rankings this year and won a Futures tournament. What improvements have you made to your game this year?
I did a big fitness block at the end of last year, pre-season, and I went to America at the start of the year, where I played 16 matches in four weeks. It was quite a lot and I think that really helped me. In the way I’m hitting the ball, there hasn’t been a big change, just little bits that have helped me. Certainly the last week at Queen’s and this week, playing with these guys, have given me confidence that I can hit with them and play against them. Whatever the results are, it’s going to be three-four good weeks for experience and learning. That’s the most important thing.

What do you feel your strengths are as a tennis player?
If you look at shots, I like to hit my forehand. I’ll run around my backhand to hit the forehand. I just find it easier to hit and I’m able to get some good spin on the ball to get kick off the court. I try to use my serve as much as possible to get cheap points on the grass. I try not to get frustrated, because it doesn’t help me. If I stay calm, it helps my game. I’m always in the present, which is where you want to be, not in the past.

Andy Murray has been Great Britain’s best player for many years. Do you look at him as inspiration, or do you feel pressure that there will be expectation to match his achievements?
I see him as an inspiration. Obviously, him winning a Grand Slam at the end of the year took a lot of pressure off everyone. There’s one less thing for us to do almost. He’s had a lot of pressure put on him because he’s been the only guy there. To look at him and see what he’s doing can only be an inspiration.

I’ve hit with him a couple of times. He hasn’t really given me advice. But his fitness trainers are also my fitness trainers – Matt Little and Johan De Beer. They’re always liaising and they know how tough it is at the top of the game. We’re always prioritising fitness, sometimes even over tennis because that’s where the game’s going at the minute. When Andy was my age, he wasn’t as big. When he was at Wimbledon in 2005 he was cramping, so he really bought into it. I think, by him buying into it, it’s made a massive difference for his confidence on court. I want to keep going with my fitness as well, but also keep learning on the tennis side of it.

What would you like to achieve in tennis?
You’ve always got ambitions like winning a Grand Slam and winning the Davis Cup for Britain. Those are my childhood dreams. But at the minute, you just have to go one step at a time. This summer is a great learning curve for me. I don’t set myself goals. If you’re good enough to be at a particular ranking, say No. 100, you’ll get there because you’re good enough. The results will come if your game is good enough. The aim is to continue to develop my game and always think long term. As long as my game keeps improving I’ll be happy.

06-28-2013, 06:09 PM
Junior Wimbledon Main Draw

Kyle EDMUND (GBR) [5] vs Young Seok KIM (KOR)
Qualifier/LL vs Yoshihito NISHIOKA (JPN)
Qualifier/LL vs Maxime JANVIER (FRA)
Mazen OSAMA (EGY) vs Pedro CACHIN (ARG) [11]

07-01-2013, 04:47 PM
Won his first round

Kyle EDMUND (GBR) [5] d. Young Seok KIM (KOR) 6-4 6-3

07-02-2013, 03:02 PM
Wimbledon 2013: Kyle Edmund bounces back with win in boys' singles
Kyle Edmund showed his powerful forehand during his first-round win in the boys' singles

Kyle Edmund has already been billed as the man to replace Andy Murray as Britain's next men's hope. Such expectation is enough to pile undue pressure on a teenager finding his feet on the senior tour, yet he began his junior campaign with a convincing victory on Monday to ease the pain of a swift defeat in the main draw last week.

The 18-year-old, having exited at the first-round stage here to Poland's Jerzy Janowicz, dealt with losing his first service game against Kim Young-seok in the boy's singles to secure an impressive win in front of a packed crowd on Court 19.

Edmund certainly has the quality to become Britain's future No1 and against Kim also demonstrated his mental strength after falling behind early on.

His South Korean opponent had the upper hand in the opening set and led 4-2 yet Edmund, who was born in South Africa but grew up in Yorkshire, fought back to take the first 6-4.

The second set was far more comfortable, Edmund utilising his powerful forehand and big serve to secure an early break and cruise to a 6-4, 6-3 victory.

After earning a wildcard for the main draw, Edmund was brushed aside last week in the first round by Janowicz, suffering a straight sets defeat in just 87 minutes.

However the youngster impressed at Queen's earlier this month on his tour debut and then recorded his first win at Eastbourne against the world No82 Kenny de Schepper before testing Gilles Simon in the next round.

"His main attribute is that he generates a lot of power," said Leon Smith, the Great Britain Davis Cup captain. "His forehand is a big weapon. He's been playing mostly outdoors and mostly on clay where he gets a lot of topspin on the ball. His backhand is very solid, technically it's superb. He's going to keep working on his serve so it becomes more of a weapon. It will probably need to keep getting bigger."

With such evident ability the next time Edmund features in the second week of the championships may not be as a junior.

07-02-2013, 09:35 PM
Kyle EDMUND (GBR) [5] d. Yoshihito NISHIOKA (JPN) 6-3 6-1

Easy Win Into the Third round

07-03-2013, 09:19 PM
Into the QF

Kyle EDMUND (GBR) [5] d. Jonny O'MARA (GBR) (Q) 6-3 6-2

07-04-2013, 04:51 PM
Into the SF

Kyle EDMUND (GBR) [5] d. Stefan KOZLOV (USA) 4-6 6-1 6-3

07-04-2013, 10:52 PM


A gutsy performance from British teenager Kyle Edmund earned him a spot in the semi-finals of the boys' singles event on Thursday.
The Yorkshire-based player, who is ranked inside the world's top 400, was forced to come from a set down to defeat America's Stefan Kozlov 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 in front of a near-capacity crowd on No.3 Court.

Enjoying his best run in the junior event at Wimbledon to date, Edmund had to dig deep and utilise all of his reserves to restore parity at one set all against an opponent, who at 15, is three years younger than the Briton.

The teenagers traded breaks at the start of a crucial third set, and as is so often the case, it was the seventh game that ultimately ended up deciding the outcome of the match.

At 0-30 down, Kozlov experienced cramp and paused for a minute before he served, but it appeared as though the wind had been taken out of his sails. Edmund took advantage, broke to love and then held comfortably in the following game.

The British No.13, who currently holds junior doubles titles at the US Open and French Open, then broke the Macedonian-born player's service again to take the set 6-3 and the match.

"It was a tough match. I didn't feel comfortable (being down a set) and I knew that I had to change something, but luckily enough I found some form and really built up my confidence. It was a good match to come through, it's another win and another step closer," said Edmund, who lost to Polish giant, and Andy Murray's semi-final opponent, Jerzy Janowicz in the first round at Wimbledon last week.

The No.5 seed now faces No.6 seed Gianluigi Quinzi of Italy in the semi-finals, after his win over Serbia's Nikola Milojevic.

The other semi-final is between Germany's Maximilian Marterer, who beat No.4 seed Laslo Djere of Serbia 6-3, 6-4, and Korea's Hyeon Chung, who came through his quarter-final 7-6(5), 6-3 against No.8 seed Borna Coric.

07-05-2013, 02:00 PM
lost in the Semi

Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA) [6] d. Kyle EDMUND (GBR) [5] 6-4 6-4 :sad:

07-06-2013, 08:52 PM

07-07-2013, 08:53 PM
Edmund v Qunizi (partial 1st set)


08-11-2013, 05:17 PM
Won an Itf Title this week

Italy Bolzano

R1: Kyle EDMUND (GBR) [5] def Patrick PRADER (ITA) 7-6(5) 6-3
R2: Kyle EDMUND (GBR) [5] def Jan BLECHA (CZE) 6-4 6-3
QF: Kyle EDMUND (GBR) [5] def Jordi SAMPER-MONTANA (ESP) [2] 5-7 7-5 6-4
SF: Kyle EDMUND (GBR) [5] def Antal VAN DER DUIM (NED) 6-4 6-1
F: Kyle EDMUND (GBR) [5] def Gianluca NASO (ITA) [3] 6-3 6-2

Super Djoker
08-12-2013, 10:11 PM
Up to 348 in the rankings . Quite a steady rise . Won both his futures finals this year .

08-13-2013, 12:15 AM
I wonder where he be playing next ?

08-13-2013, 12:16 AM
That was a great week from him.

Brit Tennis Fan
08-13-2013, 02:33 PM
I wonder where he be playing next ?

He is now playing 3 15K futures in Poland.

Super Djoker
08-16-2013, 10:08 PM
He is now playing 3 15K futures in Poland.


08-18-2013, 05:27 PM
Poland Bydgoszcz

Good run here for Kyle in Poland

R1: Kyle EDMUND (GBR) [4] def Robert GODLEWSKI (POL) 3-6 6-3 6-0
R2: Kyle EDMUND (GBR) [4] def Adam CHADAJ (POL) 6-2 6-3
QF: Kyle EDMUND (GBR) [4] def Piotr GADOMSKI (POL) [5] 7-6(5) 6-2
SF: Benjamin BALLERET (MON) [6] def Kyle EDMUND (GBR) [4] 6-3 6-2

Super Djoker
08-19-2013, 12:32 AM
Hopefully he continues his decent form this year .

Super Djoker
08-20-2013, 12:58 AM
Wins his first match in Poland 15k Futures . schools Mikolaj Jedruszczak 6-0 , 6-0 .

08-23-2013, 09:42 PM
Poland Poznan

R1: Kyle EDMUND (GBR) [6] def Mikolaj JEDRUSZCZAK (POL) 6-0 6-0
R2: Kyle EDMUND (GBR) [6] def Arkadiusz KOCYLA (POL) 6-1 6-3
QF: Benjamin BALLERET (MON) def Kyle EDMUND (GBR) [6] 6-4 6-4

08-23-2013, 09:43 PM
TOugh Lost I don't know where he playing next but it been a good couple events for him he might need too rest up for an while

11-17-2013, 02:38 AM
I Guessing Kyle done for the Season & play anymore event till next year ?

11-17-2013, 03:13 AM
I think it's been over a month since he played so probably.

11-21-2013, 07:05 PM
What has happened to Kyle? He was ill before DC and hasn't played much since :(

11-22-2013, 02:26 AM
Don't know I guessing he call it an season & will start too play again next season. It look like he finish the year ranked in top 400 It be great if he could crack the top 100-200 next season

11-22-2013, 06:27 PM
He hasn't used Twitter since a couple of days before his last match in September, it seems a bit strange.

11-22-2013, 08:16 PM
It is the only thing I could think of is that he serious training for next season

12-13-2013, 08:22 PM
Kyle in Miami practicing with Andy Murray

12-28-2013, 03:32 PM
Aircel Chennai Open

Fabio Fognini ITA [3] has a Bye
Pablo Carreño Busta ESP v Yuki Bhambri IND [WC]
Tim Smyczek USA v Yen-Hsun Lu TPE
Kyle Edmund GBR [WC] v Vasek Pospisil CAN [5]

Super Djoker
01-19-2014, 04:16 PM
It is the only thing I could think of is that he serious training for next season

Well it's paid off . Won his first Futures final of the year 6-0 , 6-3 . Against Yoshihto Nishioka in the states . Fourth futures title for Edmund. Hopefully this is the sign of him kicking on . I wouldn't say he's too good for futures yet but he's clearly a very good player for that level especially for a 19 year old in this day and age .

01-19-2014, 10:28 PM
Well it's paid off . Won his first Futures final of the year 6-0 , 6-3 . Against Yoshihto Nishioka in the states . Fourth futures title for Edmund. Hopefully this is the sign of him kicking on . I wouldn't say he's too good for futures yet but he's clearly a very good player for that level especially for a 19 year old in this day and age .

I hoping this year he can crack top 200 Keep it up Kyle

01-24-2014, 02:40 PM
Looking to win another one. Kyle is obviously a claycourter

01-27-2014, 03:28 PM
playing DC as UK's no.2 player after muzz?

Super Djoker
02-15-2014, 04:03 PM
Looking to win another one. Kyle is obviously a claycourter

Just won a 15k futures in Croatia on hard .

02-15-2014, 05:26 PM
I thought it was clay too, the court look brownish and dirty . Good win there slowly but surely.

Brit Tennis Fan
02-15-2014, 05:27 PM
Looking to win another one. Kyle is obviously a claycourter

He spent almost all of last year playing on clay as part of a deliberate plan to help develop his game. He is some one with a good clay court game but he is not an out and out clay court specialist.

02-16-2014, 03:58 PM

[1]Richard GASQUET (FRA) vs. Bye
Tobias KAMKE (GER) vs. [WC]Kyle EDMUND (GBR)
[WC]Albano OLIVETTI (FRA) vs. [5]Ivan DODIG (CRO)

Super Djoker
02-16-2014, 07:24 PM
I thought it was clay too, the court look brownish and dirty . Good win there slowly but surely.

no, indoor hard.

Super Djoker
02-25-2014, 11:46 PM
Edmund breaks into top 300 . Ranked 276 . Great start to the year points wise .

02-26-2014, 01:56 AM
Just need to work on stamina, so he can maintain playing high level on faster surfaces.

03-14-2014, 08:38 PM
Kyle got an MDWC Sony Ericsson Open

The complete list of wildcards for men into the main draw is Karen Khachanov, Ryan Harrison, Kyle Edmund and Marcos Baghdatis. On the women’s side the entire list includes Heather Watson, Victoria Duval, Indy de Vroome, Vera Zvonareva, Rebeka Peterson and Nadia Petrova.

03-17-2014, 06:34 PM

(16)Tommy Robredo Bye
Q vs Lukáš Rosol
Julien Benneteau vs (WC) Kyle Edmund
(21)Ernests Gulbis Bye

03-19-2014, 08:37 PM
Lost up 7-6 *3-2 , just not enough Stamina, the forehand is so loose and the movements stops.

03-19-2014, 09:35 PM
tough lost but still put up an great fight too push an top 100 player too three sets

04-19-2014, 02:53 PM
Vercelli, Italy Qualifying Draw Challenger

[4] Kyle EDMUND (GBR) vs [WC] Alberto BAGARELLO (ITA)
Riccardo GHEDIN (ITA) vs Karen KHACHANOV (RUS)
[WC] Antonio MASTRELIA (ITA) vs [8] Jules MARIE (FRA)

04-26-2014, 03:46 PM
Vercelli, Italy Challenger

QR1: [4] Kyle EDMUND (GBR) d. [WC] Alberto BAGARELLO (ITA) 6-2 6-4
QR2: [4] Kyle EDMUND (GBR) d. Viktor GALOVIC (CRO) 6-4 7-6(0)
FQR: [4] Kyle EDMUND (GBR) d. [8] Jules MARIE (FRA) 7-6(7) 6-2
R1: [Q] Kyle EDMUND (GBR) d. [4] Aljaz BEDENE (SLO) 6-3 6-2
R2: [Q] Kyle EDMUND (GBR) d. David GUEZ (FRA) 6-3 6-2
QF: [WC] Simone BOLELLI (ITA) d. [Q] Kyle EDMUND (GBR) 7-6(3) 6-7(3) 6-0

04-26-2014, 06:20 PM
Rusedski takes on Edmund coaching role

Former British No.1 Greg Rusedski has started coaching the country’s top-ranked teenager Kyle Edmund

The 19-year-old recently broke into the top 300 in the world under LTA coach Colin Beecher.

And he will now be hoping to push on further under the guidance of Rusedski, who reached a career-best fourth in the ATP rankings and reached the final of the US Open in 1997.

LTA chief executive Michael Downey believes Rusedski is making a ‘great statement’ by stepping up to take on the role.

"I think this is great that this has happened," said Downey. "No disrespect to Colin Beecher, who did great work, but change sometimes should happen. I think it reflects very highly that not only did Kyle look for a change but that Greg wanted to step up and take on this challenge.

"Greg has stepped over the line, and said 'give me the keys.' Greg has said to both Leon [Smith] and myself and to Colin - 'look, I don't want to count days. I actually really want to make a difference here' and I think it's a great statement."

Rusedski is with Edmund at a Challenger tournament in Italy this week and has already seen him come through qualifying and beat fourth seed Alijaz Bedene in the opening round on Tuesday.

04-26-2014, 06:21 PM
Greg Rusedski to coach Great Britain youngster Kyle Edmund

Former US Open finalist Greg Rusedski is to coach Britain's highest-ranked teenager Kyle Edmund.
The ex-British number one has taken over from the LTA's Colin Beecher, who helped Edmund to a place just inside the world's top 300.
Rusedski is at a Challenger tournament in Italy this week with the 19-year-old, who came through qualifying.
The youngster defeated the number four seed Alijaz Bedene in the first round in Vericelli on Tuesday.
LTA chief executive Michael Downey said: "I think this is great that this has happened. No disrespect to Colin Beecher, who did great work, but change sometimes should happen.
"I think it reflects very highly that not only did Kyle look for a change but that Greg wanted to step up and take on this challenge."

04-26-2014, 06:27 PM
Greg Rusedski to coach top British prospect Kyle Edmund

Former British No 1 and world No 4 Greg Rusedski is to coach one of Britain's brightest prospects, Kyle Edmund.

Edmund was an outstanding junior and has made encouraging progress under his Lawn Tennis Association coach Colin Beecher since moving up to the seniors.

Former US Open finalist Rusedski, who also works for the LTA, takes over with Edmund ranked No 292 in the world.

The pair previously worked together when Rusedski was captain of Britain's junior Davis Cup team.

Edmund earned his first call-up to the Great Britain Davis Cup squad for February's match with the USA, though he did not play.

Andy Murray is another admirer - the teenager trained with the Wimbledon champion in Miami during the off-season.

LTA chief executive Michael Downey welcomed Rusedski's appointment, telling the BBC: "I think this is great that this has happened. No disrespect to Colin Beecher, who did great work, but change sometimes should happen.

"I think it reflects very highly that not only did Kyle look for a change but that Greg wanted to step up and take on this challenge. Greg has stepped over the line, and said 'give me the keys'."

Edmund has played a lot of his tennis on clay and, having come through qualifying, beat fourth seed Aljaz Bedene in the first round of this week's Challenger tournament in Vercelli, Italy on Tuesday.

The 19-year-old, from Beverley in Yorkshire, won his first ATP Tour level match at Eastbourne last season with victory over France's Kenny De Schepper.

Edmund has won five titles on the Futures tour, the lowest level of professional tennis.

04-26-2014, 06:33 PM
Greg Rusedski is the right man to mentor Kyle Edmund, writes Raz Mirza

Former US Open finalist and world No 4 Greg Rusedski knows the potential of teen sensation Kyle Edmund better than anybody and will enhance his game in a key period of his tennis career.

Johannesburg-born Edmund is currently ranked 292nd in the world and has already been called up for the senior Davis Cup side having made the initial line-up for February's match against the USA in San Diego.

Britain's highest-ranked teenage player has made vast improvements in his game under the tutelage of Lawn Tennis Association coach Colin Beecher.

But, at a crucial time in his fledgling career, Rusedski is seen as the ideal candidate to bring out the best in the 19-year-old, who reached a career-high 276 in February.

Rusedski, who also works for the LTA, knows the teenager well after his time as captain of Britain's junior Davis Cup team, so the partnership is really a no-brainer.

Just before the Sony Open in Miami, Edmund told the official Wimbledon website about how he learned so much from the 40-year-old, having spent some quality time with his new coach.

"I spend a few weeks a year with Greg Rusedski, travelling to tournaments," said Edmund, who has won five titles on the Futures tour.

"He's great to have on the road, especially after he has done it for so many years and did very well in his career.

"I find he is good helping out with game plans going into matches. He keeps it simple, which I like.

"He has also helped with my game since I was around 15 so we have a good relationship."

Key element

Their relationship will be a key element in the months ahead, with Edmund spending more time gaining his fitness and getting stronger in order to compete with the players from the higher echelon of the sport.

Canadian-born British serve-volley exponent Rusedski reached the US Open final in 1997, losing to Pat Rafter in four sets.

The left-hander also reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals earlier that year, although he was more often than not overshadowed in the British press by the more popular Tim Henman.

As a Sky Sports analyst, Rusedski has impressed pundits and viewers with his tactical knowledge and confident demeanour in front of the camera.

It will come as welcome news to followers of the British game that Rusedski is already getting stuck into his role, teaming up with Edmund at a Challenger tournament in Vercelli, Italy this week.

Edmund, who won his first ATP Tour level match at Eastbourne last season with victory over France's Kenny De Schepper, was handpicked by Wimbledon champion Andy Murray to train with him for three weeks in Miami during the off-season.

"I expected the worse and the physical side really hits you at first," admitted Edmund after being introduced to the sustained hard physical graft of working with the two-time Grand Slam champion. "But I feel I've been keeping up. What you notice is not just the high level someone like Andy plays at but that he plays at that level for long periods.

"I can play at a decent level but what you've got to do is sustain it. I can already feel the benefits of what we have been doing with the intensity of it all. Andy’s a great role model."

Murray comparison
Edmund faces the problem of being compared to British No 1 Andy Murray

Edmund, from Beverley in Yorkshire will sadly always face the problem of being compared to Murray, especially when it comes to the grasscourt season.

But Britain's Davis Cup team captain Leon Smith thinks the public will see the best of Edmund on the claycourts in the future with the teenager having already spent time playing on the red dirt in America.

"Kyle has shown real flashes of potential in the last eighteen months and has shown that he can play on clay," said Smith. "I think he can really push on this year."

Rusedski's Sky Sports colleague and former coach of Murray, Mark Petchey, believes Edmund can go on to achieve great things in the future.

"The millstone around his neck - which will stay around his neck for the next few years - will be the presence of Andy Murray," he said. "I hope for his sake that he is able to get somewhere near Andy but it will be difficult for him and other British players of his ilk because they will always be compared to Murray.

"He has to deal with that and shut it out but over the last two or three years, he has become someone tennis aficionados think can make something out of his career. The next 18 months, two years, will be crucial but if hard work pays off he'll do alright."

Edmund, who last year won the boys' doubles title with his Portuguese partner Frederico Ferreira Silva at Roland Garros, will need to push on in the next couple of weeks if he is to reach the qualifying stage at the French Open.

With the influential Rusedski in his corner, however, the young starlet will have high hopes of making an impression.

04-26-2014, 06:46 PM
Greg Rusedski to coach rising star Kyle Edmund as former US Open finalist fully commits to new role

Greg Rusedski is to coach Britain's brightest young tennis prospect, Kyle Edmund.
The 19-year-old was highly thought of as a junior and has made encouraging progress up the senior rankings under the tutelage of Lawn Tennis Association coach Colin Beecher.
Former US Open finalist Rusedski, who also works for the LTA, takes over with Edmund ranked 292nd.
New coach: Greg Rusedski (left) is to begin working on a permanent basis with rising star Kyle Edmund

The pair previously worked together when Rusedski was captain of Britain's junior Davis Cup team.
Edmund has already been called up for the senior Davis Cup side having made the initial line-up for February's match against the USA, although James Ward was subsequently preferred for the second singles spot alongside Andy Murray.
Murray is another of Edmund's admirers, and the teenager trained with the Wimbledon champion in Miami during the off-season.
LTA chief executive Michael Downey welcomed Rusedski's appointment, saying: 'Greg has stepped over the line, he says he doesn’t want to count the amount of days (working with Edmund).'
Edmund has played a lot of his tennis on clay and, having come through qualifying, beat fourth seed Aljaz Bedene in the first round of this week's Challenger tournament in Vercelli, Italy on Tuesday.
Up and coming: 19-year-old Edmund is currently ranked World No 292 and is highly thought of by Andy Murray

The 19-year-old, from Beverley in Yorkshire, won his first ATP Tour level match at Eastbourne last season with victory over France's Kenny De Schepper.
Edmund has won five titles on the Futures tour, the lowest level of professional tennis. level: Rusedski is a former world No 4 and reached the US Open final in 1997

05-12-2014, 04:08 AM
Heilbronn 2, Germany Challenger

[7] Blaz KAVCIC (SLO) vs [WC] Bjorn PHAU (GER)
Andreas BECK (GER) vs James WARD (GBR)
[WC] Kyle EDMUND (GBR) vs [2] Dustin BROWN (GER)

05-12-2014, 09:14 AM
He had good match with inform Bolleli, the main thing is still training to be more physical. Maybe he can ask Andy for advice.

05-12-2014, 04:59 PM
Yes good win beat Brown 46 61 64

05-13-2014, 09:05 PM
Yes good win beat Brown 46 61 64

great win :worship:

is he playing kyrgios in next round? future rivalry potential there!

05-14-2014, 12:41 AM
great win :worship:

is he playing kyrgios in next round? future rivalry potential there!

No he plays Andrej Martin next

05-14-2014, 11:46 AM
Expected him to win this one, Martin is inconsistent, Kyle just need to be consistent.

06-08-2014, 05:14 PM
Nottingham 2, Challenger

[1] Go SOEDA (JPN) vs [WC] Kyle EDMUND (GBR)
Grega ZEMLJA (SLO) vs [Q] Martin FISCHER (AUT)
Filip KRAJINOVIC (SRB) vs [6] Yuichi SUGITA (JPN)

06-15-2014, 02:39 PM
Aegon International

[5] Ivo Karlović vs Jérémy Chardy
Carlos Berlocq vs Q
[WC] Daniel Evans vs Q
[3] Feliciano López BYE

[6] Gilles Simon vs Q
Julien Benneteau vs Lu Yen-hsun
Sam Querrey vs [WC] Kyle Edmund
[2] Alexandr Dolgopolov BYE

06-20-2014, 04:28 PM
Wimbledon Championships

[12] Ernests Gulbis v Jürgen Zopp
Sergiy Stakhovsky v Carlos Berlocq
Jérémy Chardy v (WC) Daniel Cox
Marinko Matosevic v [18] Fernando Verdasco
[26] Marin Čilić v Paul-Henri Mathieu
Andreas Haider-Maurer v (WC) Kyle Edmund
Bernard Tomic v Evgeny Donskoy
Victor Hănescu v [6] Tomáš Berdych

07-04-2014, 02:34 PM

June 23, 2014

Kyle Edmund


6‑3, 7‑6, 6‑2

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. How do you feel today went?
KYLE EDMUND: It went okay. I mean, I got off to a good start and then struggled a bit till the end of the first set.
I was pleased I got my game back in the second and managed to take it to a tiebreak.
I thought it was unlucky to lose the second because I had quite a few breakpoints. He just managed to keep hitting big serves and played well on those points, which was unfortunate for me.
To lose a tiebreak narrowly, it's just one of those things that happens. He played a good third set. Lots of experience to take from it. Lots of stuff to work on. But obviously the fact that I played Wimbledon, something to take from it as well. It's not all bad.

Q. At this stage for you, is that as important as anything else, having the experience?
KYLE EDMUND: Yeah, definitely. It's a good experience for me to play in that sort of environment with that crowd. It's also a nice feeling to play in that situation because we don't get to play in England that much, apart from four weeks of the year.
When it comes round, it is nice to get some support. And obviously when you get that support, you want to do well because you're playing for yourself. But you sort of win and stuff for the crowd.
But I gave it my best shot. You know, I'm 19, I played Wimbledon. Not many people can say that. I've got my friends over from South Africa, I got my family over. Going to have a nice meal with them tonight.
It's a good thing that I'm playing these sort of events.

Q. How important is the wild card situation to a player such as yourself, to be able to get the opportunity to play on this stage? Obviously the flipside of it is people are going to look at it as how the Brits have got on today and they're going to question it.
KYLE EDMUND: The reality is the British people or the players are not highly ranked. We only have one person in the top 100. Everyone knows that. The cutoff I think for Grand Slams I think is 100. It means everyone we're going to play, they're expected to win. It's going to be a tough match.
So that's why you see some early first rounds. Hence myself.
All these matches are tough. I think Ward plays Youzhny, Evans played Kuznetsov. Cox played Chardy. These are all tough guys. It's more just the experience of playing.
You know, all the attention gets focused on two weeks, how badly they did. All through the year, everyone has been playing futures and challengers. It's sort of one step up, isn't it? It's not like every week we get wildcards. It's just two weeks of the year.

Q. Do you need that opportunity to be able to have an opportunity of taking the next steps, going further up the ladder?
KYLE EDMUND: Yeah, I mean, the wildcards can be good for experience as well, but it can also be used as a steppingstone to break in because you don't get the opportunity.
When you get the opportunity, it is points in the Grand Slams are so big, you can use it as a steppingstone or a breakthrough.
I lost, so I can't say that. But if someone did make the fourth round or something, it's huge points which boosts their ranking up which helps them get into bigger tournaments throughout the year.

Q. What would you say to people who say the wildcard system makes it too easy for British players? 'Pampered' is the word that's been used before.
KYLE EDMUND: I think the cutoff is 250. I think it's always been like that. I think I was the only one that was exceeding that limit. The All England made a decision, which I'm grateful for, to let me play.
I think if it's easy, why isn't everyone else playing to get in, so...

Q. Effectively you have to have an opportunity because without opportunity you won't get better. It's 52 weeks of the year, a full season of entries into competitions without having to work for it?
KYLE EDMUND: Yeah, like I said before, most of the guys are playing futures and challengers. It's just an opportunity. It's not the norm to play these events.
So, yeah, a lot of the guys get expected to win because they're British and they're in Wimbledon. I don't think anyone that is expected to win, anyone on the day can beat anyone in the draw, that's the reality of men's tennis. To this day anyone that turns up on the game can win.
Last year Federer lost to Stakhovsky, who wasn't expect to but he did, because he played well and maybe Federer wasn't quite on it. Stuff like that happens.
Everyone you play you have to respect massively.

07-08-2014, 07:29 PM
Edmund beat Janez Semrajc 4-6 7-6 6-2, I'm not sure if he saved any match points? He will play Egor Gerasimov tomorrow in the 2nd Round in Portoroz.

07-09-2014, 07:20 PM
Kyle won 7-5 6-4 against Gerasimov, a tougher match next in the Quarters against Niels Desein.

07-11-2014, 12:29 PM
A fantastic win for Kyle against Desein 6-4 6-4 who is ranked 78 places above Kyle in the rankings, this means that Kyle is through to his first ever Challenger Semi Final and he will play either fellow Brit Dan Cox or Gilles Muller.

07-11-2014, 01:46 PM
plays Gilles Muller in the SF, hoping he pull off the win

07-12-2014, 03:20 PM
Kyle lost 7-6 3-6 3-6 to Muller but can be proud to make his first SF and push Muller, who has been winning Challengers for fun lately, to 3 sets. Kyle will next play in Recanti where he has been given a SE and will play Marc Giner in the 1st Round.

07-15-2014, 09:01 PM
Kyle beat Marc Giner 6-1 6-4 in Recanti and that is a great win a against a player ranked 5 places above Kyle, next up he will play Ilija Bozoljac in what should be a much tougher but still winnable match.

Super Djoker
07-23-2014, 09:42 AM
Playing a challenger in Astana this week won first two matches in straights . Great to see him doing well at challenger level now. Encouraged for his future.

07-23-2014, 11:17 AM
Yeah he seems to be able to beat any players ranked below him and players ranked just ahead of him fairly comfortably now. Next up should be Blaz Kavcic which will be a much tougher match and Blaz is ranked 81 and recently won the Challenger in Portoroz where incidentally he beat Muller in the final who beat Kyle in the SF.

Sombrerero loco
07-24-2014, 10:44 PM
he will play segovia next week, could be a dangerous player there...

07-25-2014, 12:54 PM
Kyle has just had a fantastic win over Kavcic 6-3 6-4. Next up is Berankis which is definitely winnable, what a chance Kyle now has for a 1st challenger final.

07-26-2014, 04:11 PM
lost in the SF sadly, he was up 7-5 4-2, I guess he might have gotten nerve. still an good week nonetheless

SF: [3] Ricardas BERANKIS (LTU) d. Kyle EDMUND (GBR) 5-7 6-4 6-0

10-29-2014, 03:15 AM
Kyle Edmund ditches coach Greg Rusedski after five consecutive first round defeats

Kyle Edmund, Britain’s most highly rated young tennis talent, has dispensed with Greg Rusedski as his head coach after less than six months following a recent slump in form.
The 19 year-old from Yorkshire, who is currently in Australia, has ended the high profile arrangement and is said to have opted for now to concentrate on working with his other coach, James Trotman.
Edmund has lost five consecutive first rounds and is believed to have concluded that Rusedski’s other commitments will prevent him from putting in the necessary time at this key stage of his development. Photo_by.JPG

The split is something of an embarrassment to Lawn Tennis Association Chief Executive Michael Downey and an early blow to recently appointed Player Development Director Bob Brett, both of who were enthusiastic promoters of Rusedski’s role with the former outstanding junior.

More profoundly, it is yet another example of how the centralised LTA system, with its inevitable political complications and vested interests, so often seems to hinder rather than help the production of elite players in Britain.
Edmund has looked the brightest prospect of a highly promising cluster of British juniors who a few years ago looked to have a good future, only to hit problems when trying to make the senior ranks with a depressing predictability.
Former U.S Open junior champion Oliver Golding, who got through a bewildering number of coaches from the LTA and elsewhere, is currently on an indefinite career break and may not return, while ex Orange Bowl winner George Morgan largely restricts himself to doubles.

Liam Broady, one time junior Wimbledon finalist, endured a major struggle for two years, although he has bounced back impressively this summer is now doing the best of them, currently ranked 235 in the world and the British No 4.
He is seven places above Edmund, whose past form had him projected to have advanced to around 150 at this point but has slipped behind the best of his international contemporaries.
In April, Downey enthusiastically declared that Rusedski had asked to be ‘given the keys’ to take Edmund on, after the player split from his long standing coach Colin Beecher, under who he had been making solid enough upward progress.

Both Downey and Brett wanted the ex-British No 1 to have a more focussed role in his part-time contract with the governing body, despite being warned that prized youngsters require full-time dedicated coaches. Andy Murray is known to have been among those deeply sceptical about the move.
From the outset there were issues about the restraints on Rusedski’s time and, in fairness, the former world No 4 never claimed he would be able to devote himself full-time to the youngster from Beverley, due to such things as his broadcasting and corporate commitments.
Beecher has now left the LTA, ironically one of the few coaches to depart amid a general wave of redundancies that has been taking place there.

Edmund’s stalled progress again suggests that, after its serial failures of recent decades, the governing body should distance itself as much as possible from the whole area of performance and outsource the process as much as possible to independent programmes at home and abroad.
As a talented player with an impressively mature outlook and work ethic, Edmund is comfortably young enough to kick on again and resume his climb up the rankings to fulfil the exciting promise he has shown before.
But, unlike nations with far lesser riches, the LTA still show no sign of knowing how to get prized youngsters through the toughest transition of all, turning from them from talented juniors into successful professionals.

Super Djoker
01-30-2015, 09:14 AM
Lost in his first Challenger final in Yokohoma at the end of the year. Qualified for the Aussie Open but lost 1st round. Has reached the semis in a Challenger in Hong Kong. Seems like the new Bogdanovic.

Sombrerero loco
01-30-2015, 02:30 PM
lol, he is still very young...

01-31-2015, 01:38 AM
I think him and Liam has an chance of reaching top 100 this yr ;) at least I hoping

02-01-2015, 01:07 PM
Big Gratz to Kyle on winning his first challenger title! :woohoo: Unfortunately a bit overshadowed by Murray I think, but so pleased for him. I'm sure both him and Liam will be in the top 100 by the end of this year.

Brit Tennis Fan
02-01-2015, 04:55 PM
Big Gratz to Kyle on winning his first challenger title! :woohoo: Unfortunately a bit overshadowed by Murray I think, but so pleased for him. I'm sure both him and Liam will be in the top 100 by the end of this year.

Kyle is much more likely to do so than Liam.

Sombrerero loco
03-20-2015, 11:04 AM
he keeps rising. him and liam broady are the best the uk has for the future

03-21-2015, 10:11 PM
He beat world # 90 Steve Darcis and is now into the semi final of $125,000 Irving! :banana:

Super Djoker
06-08-2015, 10:12 AM
Moved up to 101 in the world after qualifying and winning a round at Roland Garros. Only went out as he had a virus and had to pull out of the tournement.