Kyle Edmund in 2012

Kyle Edmund is a seventeen-year-old British player, who has just finished his first year at the senior level, though he has continued to participate in the Junior competitions at the Grand Slam tournaments.

In 2011 he was given WCs to three British Futures tournaments, losing 1R each time, but winning two rounds in the qualifying draw for the Loughborough Challenger. After that he was a key member of the GBR Junior Davis Cup team who were 2011 champions.

Spain

He started the year with four Futures tournaments on Spanish clay:

  • F3 – won two qualifying rounds
  • F4 – received a WC and then beat Trujillo-Soler (487) to earn his first ranking point
  • F5 – won all four qualifying rounds, then lost to Checa-Calvo (660)
  • F6 – won two qualifying rounds but then had to withdraw injured

Great Britain

These tournaments were also on clay:

  • F6 – received a WC and lost to Toby Martin (866)
  • F7 – received a WC and lost to Inzerillo (474)
  • F8 – won two qualifying rounds and then in the main draw beat Manuel Sanchez (688) and had revenge on Inzerillo. In the following round he retired injured after losing the first set 6-1

Grass

  • WC to the Nottingham Challenger and lost to Josh Goodall (227) 6-2 6-3
  • WC into qualifying for Wimbledon, beat Gimeno-Traver (103) 6-2 6-7 6-4, then lost to Felder (227)

With the points from that his ranking was now 913 and has had DA into all but one Futures tournament since

Between Wimbledon and the US Open

  • Great Britain F12 – beat Lewis Burton (698) then lost to Josh Goodall again
  • GBR F13 – lost QF to Dan Cox (481)
  • Canada F6 – lost R16 to Donati (1342) 6-4 6-0 (!)

Autumn Clay

  • Won three qualifying rounds at Spain F32, beat Leonardi (640) then lost R16 to Giorgini (474)
  • USA F29 – beat Andrew Carter, Mathias Bourgue and Luke Bambridge in straight sets, and Mitchell Krueger and Chase Buchanan (467) in three sets to win the title
  • USA F30 – lost QF to Liam Broady
  • USA F31 – again reached final, again faced Chase Buchanan, lost 3-6 7-6 7-5. In the SFs he beat the top seed Florian Reynet (327) 6-1 6-3 

Record

  • At all the various senior levels he played at in 2012 Edmund was 33-15
  • In Futures main draws he was 8-9 before the trio of American tournaments, 11-2 there, making 19-11 in total

When these points filtered through to his ranking (Futures points arrive a week late) he was at no.568. He will turn 18 on January 8th. Theoretically he could play Juniors all next year.

At the Champions Tour Zurich Open he was invited to participate in an 8-player Junior event held concurrently with the Champions Tour competition. In the junior singles event he was champion, topping his RR group and beating Mitchell Krueger 6-3 4-6 10-6 in the final. In the doubles event, each team one senior plus one junior, he and Tim Henman were the champions, beating Leconte/Cagnina 8-6 in the final. En route they also beat Moya/Silva and Philippoussis/Napolitano.

Slow-mo footage on YouTube of him playing a point

Kyle Edmund ITF profile

The ITF’s record of the 2011 Junior Davis Cup finals is proving elusive. Edmund’s individual singles rubbers:

  • RR beat Di Feo (Canada) 6-3 5-7 6-1 
  • RR beat Marterer (Germany) 6-2 5-7 6-2
  • SF beat Favrot (France) 6-1 6-3
  • F beat Quinzi (Italy) 6-3 6-4

In 2012 Junior Grand Slam singles he did not progess beyond QF. Most notably he beat Gianluigi Quinzi in the Roland Garros R16 7-6 1-6 6-4. In all four tournaments he entered the doubles draw aswell: at the US Open he and Portugal’s Frederico Silva won the doubles title.

In doubles at pro level in 2012 he was 3-5 in Futures main draws.

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