Former world No. 14 Kyle Edmund is ready to ramp up comeback as he is hoping to be able to play at the US Open in two months. Edmund, 27, started experiencing knee problems in late 2018 and he is now coming off three knee surgeries.
In late 2020, Edmund underwent his first knee surgery. The first knee surgery didn't repair the damage and it led to Edmund undergoing two more surgeries After being out for two years, Edmund played his first competitive match last week at Wimbledon as he and Olivia Nicholls suffered a first round defeat in the mixed doubles event.
Edmund is now preparing to make a singles comeback as he is planning to use his protected ranking to enter the US Open.
Edmund: I want to play well but to also feel well on the court
“I’ve just got to get that mindset playing again, the tennis fitness.
I’m training two to three hours anyway so I just need to continue to do that, in terms of having the slam in mind at the end of that swing," Edmund said, per Tennis365. “That means I have to be ready for five sets and I’ve not played a match like that in a long time, so that is the aim.
And the idea is to not just get through that physically, I want to play and win but, with what I’ve had in the last 18 months, I want to be in a good place afterwards”. The darkest days are behind Edmund, who noticed his knee was improving only in February.
“I would genuinely have struggled to see that in January,” he said. “It was only in February that it started improving. It was great to be on the court pain-free and thinking about tennis, thinking about being there rather than ‘how am I going to hold up? How is my knee doing?’"
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