Kyle Edmund hoping to make tennis comeback in November… more than a YEAR since he last played as former British No1 finally looks to overcome knee problems following surgery earlier this summer
- Kyle Edmund is hoping to finally put a year of injury problems behind him
- The former British No 1 and world No 14 has been out of action since last October
- He had knee surgery earlier this summer and is planning a return in November
- The lack of court time means Edmund has now slipped out of the world top 100
Kyle Edmund is hoping to bolster the ranks of Britain’s elite players by making his comeback before the end of this season.
The former British No 1 and world No 14, who has not played since last October, had knee surgery earlier this summer and if all continues to go well wants to resume his career in November.
Even with the current ranking system extending beyond 12 months of results he has now slipped out of the top 100.
Kyle Edmund is hoping to return to action in November and put his injury troubles behind him
The former British number one has not played since last October due to knee problems
Following Dan Evans’s fourth-round showing at the US Open it is possible both he and Cam Norrie will come out with career-high rankings when the list is released next week.
Evans is projected to be at No 23 while Norrie could be at 28, despite losing in the first round at Flushing Meadows.
Andy Murray put in a hugely encouraging performance to nearly beat third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, but that has not solved the problem of how he is going to gain entry to the tournaments he wants without needing wildcards.
He will still be stuck at around 115, forcing him to either drop down a level, go into qualifying for biggest tournaments or seek more privileged entries into main draws.
On the women’s side, Heather Watson will overtake Jo Konta as British No 1 with their rankings either side of the 60 mark. On the current trajectory, both will soon be overtaken by Emma Raducanu.
Dan Evans could come out with a career-high ranking after a fourth-round showing this week
Andy Murray’s ranking leaves him with decisions to make when it comes to entering events