Tennis365 fact file on Kyle Edmund

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Kyle Edmund booked himself into the Australian Open quarter-final for the first time and with it he bagged at least a whopping £250,000 cheque.

The world number 49 has filled the void in absence of Andy Murray, conquering eleventh seed Kevin Anderson on his way to the last eight.

However, how much do you about the Yorkshireman? To help you out, Tennis365 has produced a fact file on the Brit.

Edmund was born in South Africa before moving to the UK at the age of three, and grew up in Tickton, East Yorkshire.

He would move to Roehampton just before turning 17 to train at the Lawn Tennis Association national training centre.

The 23-year-old has always been blessed with sporting talent. He was a keen cricketer and very good swimmer.

In 2011, the right-hand hitter reached the semi-finals of the US Open boys’ singles tournament, before representing GB in the European Summer Cup. Luke Bambridge and Evan Hoyt were also part of the winning under-16s team that defeated Italy.

Teaming up with Frederico Ferreira Silva in 2012, the pair to lifting the US Open men’s junior doubles title.

He played his first ATP Tour game in 2013 after being awarded a wildcard entry into Queens. However, his debut game as a professional ended in a loss at the hands of Slovenia’s Grega Zemlja.

In the same year, Edmund would go on to make his first appearance at Wimbledon; playing in the singles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles.

For a short stint in 2014, the Brit appointed former world number four and ex-GB number one Greg Rudseski as his fulltime coach.

Alongside Murray and Dan Evans, Edmund achieved a historical landmark, winning the Davies Cup in 2015 for Great Britain.

His previous best performance at a Grand Slam was at the 2015 US Open, where he reached the fourth round in New York.

Edmund supports Liverpool Football Club and has huge interest in Formula 1.

By Joe Hewlett

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