Kyle Edmund has stepped down from the Wimbledon tournament as he still recovers knee surgery. British professional had gone through the treatment in April when he struggled at the start of the year. He first faced this problem at the end of the 2018 season but fought back to reach the Australian Open semi-finals and became the world’s top 20. Roger Federer has also recently withdrawn from Roland Garros despite winning, due to the same knee issue and surgery. His decision of stepping back and having rest is being appreciated by the fraternity. Many other players have chosen to look after their health first.
The star of Britain’s Davis Cup finals campaign of 2019 in November, who made his debut for the cup in 2015, won his second ATP title last February in New York. He ended his last season with five continuous defeats.
The 26-year-old Brit felt bothered by the problem during his training and matches that made him think he couldn’t perform in that particular year. This affected his result, he went out of the Australian Open 2019 in the first round only. He had to step back from the second round of the Roland Garros tournament. He lost in the Wimbledon tournament to Fernando Verdasco in the second round after two setups. The US Open also became unlucky for him as he lost in the first round to Pablo Andujar.
Edmund suffered due to his injury in the hope to search for a permanent solution for this so that he gets back on the track of the world game. Veteran player was tired of trying with a non-surgical key to his knee problem before he underwent surgical procedures.
Edmund played his last match for the ATP tournament in Vienna in October. The star has won double junior Grand Slam titles at the 2012 US Open and the 2013 French Open, both with partner Frederico Ferreira of Portugal. He won his first Junior Davis Cup in 2011 for the first time.