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RE: Kyle Edmund


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Looks like Kyle is planning to play on the clay down in South America this season, entered into Buenos Aires early Feb, perhaps he will go onto the other events as well? I think it is a good move, will toughen up his game and self a lot playing down there and set him up well for the clay season when it comes around in Europe.

www.menstennisforums.com/6270-argentina-open/935178-buenos-aires-entry-list-fact-sheet.html


I wonder if his hand was forced a little here in that he will be on clay for DC  at the start of Feb and probably then wants to stay on the red stuff rather than constantly switching.   But I do agree that it is a good move.



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Hopefully a very good and productive move. Can certainly see sense in it and it was still a choice to be made. .

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A large dose of pragmatism if you ask me why would a player with aspirations of the top 10 not play on his best surface as and when the oppprtunity arises? An ATP tour championship win would be great for his confidence, where is this most likely to happen? At which slam is he most potent? How has he done in South American clay in the past? Time to play to his strengths. Very suprised he didnt do this last year.

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I like this move, agreed would have liked to see him do it before.



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Kyle has his 23rd birthday this coming Monday 08/01.

With his QF this week he has live retained his current under 23 #6 ranking, behind only A Zverev, Kyrgios, Rublev, Coric and Khachanov and within 50 points of both Coric and Khachanov. By the fact that he is turning 23 clearly he is older than the 5 above him and these behind him, some by quite a bit. But it is still pretty good and he held off his immediate pursuer, young Shapovalov, with his win against him this week. It will probably need a very good season to retain at least #6 under 24 in a year's time against the same cohort but he has looked in good nick at the start of the year.

In the couple of years ahead of Kyle though there are fewer top players and he will go into his 24th year as #7 under 24 with Pouille the only current 23 yo ranked ahead of him and indeed #8 under 25 with Thiem being the only current 24 yo ahead of him.

Cam ( dob 23/08/95 ) will become the #16 under 23.



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Thanks for that Indi. Doesnt time fly. Kyle has developed pretty smoothly over the last 6 years and to be frank Kyle on any given day could beat all of the guys mentioned it is not as if a very dominant group in the way that Novak, Rodge, Andy and Rafa were have emerged, very much all to play for over the next 5-6 years.

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Edmund expects his ankle to be sore for a couple of days but is still very much planning on playing in Auckland next week

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Kyle pulls out of Auckland

www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/42601455

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Bob in Spain wrote:
JonH wrote:

Looks like Kyle is planning to play on the clay down in South America this season, entered into Buenos Aires early Feb, perhaps he will go onto the other events as well? I think it is a good move, will toughen up his game and self a lot playing down there and set him up well for the clay season when it comes around in Europe.

www.menstennisforums.com/6270-argentina-open/935178-buenos-aires-entry-list-fact-sheet.html


I wonder if his hand was forced a little here in that he will be on clay for DC  at the start of Feb and probably then wants to stay on the red stuff rather than constantly switching.   But I do agree that it is a good move.


 As expected/hoped, Kyle is also entered for a second week on clay down in Rio. 

http://www.menstennisforums.com/6274-claro-rio-open/936090-rio-de-janeiro-entry-list-fact-sheet.html

 



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Kyle hasnt entered the final clay week in Sao Paolo. Presumably therefore he will do DC, two weeks in Buenos AIres and Rio on clay, then go up to the States to practice on harcourts before the two big Masters series events in Indian Wells and Miami.

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There will be many articles coming out now about Kyle, but this is a good background piece in the Guardian that provides a little more insight into him as a youth player.

www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/23/kyle-edmund-steel-quietness-tennis-australian-open

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Interesting insight on ATP site - Kyle's first serve is making a massive difference and it isnt speed so much as placement and accuracy, including getting more in. Hats off to Mark Hilton as I understand it for this part of his improvement.

www.atpworldtour.com/en/news/edmund-infosys-australian-open-2018

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Kyle will play the Estoril Open at the end of April/start of May.

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flamingowings wrote:

Kyle will play the Estoril Open at the end of April/start of May.


Kyle played there last year after Barcelona, missing Madrid in the process.  This year, the dates seem to have changed a bit allowing Kyle to play all 3 tournaments.



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Bob in Spain wrote:
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Kyle will play the Estoril Open at the end of April/start of May.


Kyle played there last year after Barcelona, missing Madrid in the process.  This year, the dates seem to have changed a bit allowing Kyle to play all 3 tournaments.


Naa, essentially the same dates. Looking back to last year Kyle lost his R1 match in Estoril to Joao Domingues, then ranked outside the top 200, and withdrew from the Madrid Masters of the following week. Speculation of an injury but I can't see any confirmation. He reappeared in Rome.



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