Former world No. 14 Kyle Edmund is finally ready to return to singles competition, and he plans to do so by competing in the qualifying tournament for the Winnipeg Challenger. The qualifying round for the Winniper Challenger will be held this coming weekend, with the main tournament beginning on Monday.
. After the Winnipeg Open, Edmund will compete in the Citi Open in Washington, DC, in what will be his first ATP event of the year. The US Open released their entry list on Wednesday, and it showed that Edmund had entered the tournament with a protected ranking.
It took Edmund nearly two years to recover from three knee surgeries, so he hasn’t played since October of 2020. “It’s not the kind of wound that mends on its own, and there’s no easy way to treat it.
As a matter of fact, I no longer consider it an exception to the rule. That is now something I must accept. Having to deal with it on a regular basis is not an option for me. Even though I’ve had three operations, that doesn’t mean everything’s fine now. But now that I’m where I want to be, I’m enjoying my tennis and can wake up and focus on being a player instead of a professional rehabber, as I had for a long time “Says Edmund.
Edmund is sure he can make a comeback and do well.
The 27-year-old Edmund had his best year ever in 2018, during which he advanced to the semifinals of the Australian Open and hit a career-high world ranking of 14. Even though he has had three knee surgeries and is currently ranked 497th in the world, Edmund is refusing to let his situation bring him down.
“When you’re having a bad day, instead of wallowing in self-pity, you stop yourself in your tracks and deal with it. The world will not end as a result. I know that I will return. I’m young enough that I can enjoy the game for a while yet “It was Edmund who put in that extra information.
While at Wimbledon this year, Edmund participated in just one mixed doubles match. Even though Edmund and his doubles partner Olivia Nicholls were eliminated in the first round of the Wimbledon mixed doubles competition, he took comfort in the fact that he felt fine throughout and after the match.