Five Things To Know About Kyle Edmund | ATP Tour

Kyle Edmund owns two ATP Tour titles and reached a career-high No. 14 in the FedEx ATP Rankings in October 2018.

ATPTour.com discusses five things you should know concerning the 25-year-old.

1) His Best Season Came In 2018
From begin to finish, Edmund’s 2018 ATP Tour season was a tale of success. Following a quarter-final run in Brisbane, the 6’2” right-hander beat Kevin Anderson and Grigor Dimitrov en route to his maiden Grand Slam semi-final at the Australian Open. On clay, Edmund reached his first ATP Tour final in Marrakech. In Madrid, he beat Daniil Medvedev, Novak Djokovic and David Goffin in consecutive matches to reach his maiden ATP Masters 1000 quarter-final.

Edmund also produced a remarkable run of results by the end of the season, reaching the semi-finals in Beijing and the quarter-finals in Shanghai. In his next event, the European Open in Antwerp, the 23-year-old beat 2016 champion Richard Gasquet and Gael Monfils in back-to-back matches to claim his first ATP Tour crown.

Edmund finished 2018 at a career-high World No. 14 with a 37-21 record.

2) He Loves ‘Anything With An Engine’
When Edmund isn’t competing on the ATP Tour, you may find him behind the wheel. Over the past decade, the 2018 Australian Open semi-finalist is promoting a huge passion for motorsports. In fact, when Edmund ends his tennis career, he has his sights set on being a racing driver.

“In England, you can actually obtain a car and you are fundamentally entered right into a series around England that is 15 races [with] one race each weekend. You don’t need to be a professional driver,” said Edmund.

“It is just people who are lucky enough to have the money to buy the car that comes with all the equipment. The mechanics are at the event and you get to race. When I’m finished, I think that will be something I’m really interested in.”

3) He Is The Reigning New York Open Champion
Edmund doubled his ATP Tour trophy tally at this year’s New York Open. Sixteen months after his title run in Antwerp, the Yorkshireman dropped just one occur five matches at the ATP 250 event. Edmund survived a third-set tie-break during his quarter-final against Soonwoo Kwon before straight-sets victories against Miomir Kecmanovic and Andreas Seppi.

”There’s a lot work throughout the year, lots of ups and downs that you don’t see behind the scenes. To win this title means too much to me,” Edmund said.

4) He Enjoys Spending Time In The Kitchen
Edmund cooks several times weekly when training at home and, occasionally, that he enters your kitchen in tournament weeks. During last year’s grass-court season, the Brit treated one of is own friends to his signature dish: chicken orzo.

“During Wimbledon, I stay with a mate from Yorkshire, where I was raised. He always comes down throughout Queen’s [Club] and Wimbledon, and I cooked 1 day,” said Edmund.

“I made this chicken orzo dish, chopped some chicken breasts, some vegetables. It’s a soupy chicken orzo. It’s pretty healthy. I put as much vegetables in it as I could. It’s very easy to make. You just put it in and let it cook, simmer. I like to cook it because it’s the easiest one. People give me compliments.”

5) He Supports Liverpool Football Club
Edmund is just a keen supporter of Liverpool Football Club, who are currently on top of the Premier League in England. The Brit has admitted that that he gets more nervous watching his favourite team than he does when playing matches on the ATP Tour.

Ahead of last year’s Fever-Tree Championships, Edmund visited a local pub in London to watch his team win its sixth Champions League title. Only Real Madrid and AC Milan have won the European club competition on more occasions.

“From being very young I just loved the kit, the crowd, the atmosphere. I had Liverpool bed sheets, curtains, everything. I would watch them whenever I could,” said Edmund.

Kyle Edmund supports Liverpool Football Club.