Former Australian Open semifinalist Kyle Edmund undergoes knee surgery

The British player has undergone a procedure on his knee in a bid to solve a long-standing problem

Kyle Edmund in a file photo; Credit: Kyle Edmund Twitter

British tennis player Kyle Edmund has reportedly undergone knee surgery to overcome a long-standing issue that has kept him out of action for six months. The issue had first surfaced at the end of 2018 season. The World No. 69 has not played a match since October’s ATP tournament in Vienna. His last match was a defeat in qualifying at the Vienna Open last year.

Recently, the British No.3 gave an update on his current condition. “I had a small procedure on my knee. I’m currently rehabbing,” Edmund said. “The recovery is going well and I hope to be back on court as soon as possible.”

He is set to miss the French Open, but it remains to be seen if he will be fit for Wimbledon, which begins on June 28.

Edmund had reached No 14 in the ATP Rankings in 2018. It was in the same year, the 26-year-old entered the Australian Open semifinals and also won his maiden ATP title at the European Open.

In the following year, he retired during his second round match at the French Open. He later starred in Britain reaching the semifinals of the Davis Cup before losing to eventual winners Spain.

Edmund then won his second ATP title in New York in February, 2020. With the problem persisting, he finished last season with five straight defeats.

After missing this year’s Australian Open and most certainly out of French Open, it is not clear when the 26-year-old will return to action again.

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