The 24-year-old Kyle Edmund has announced he will no longer work with the Swedish coach Fredrik Rosengren, achieving a lot together since the start of the collaboration during the Asian swing in 2017. In June of that year, Kyle had split with Ryan Jones and he found a perfect match in Rosengren who previously worked with Roland Garros finalists Magnus Norman and Robin Soderling.
Kyle had decided to appoint Fredrik as the long-term coach and they worked hard in the off-season, with Edmund reaching the semi-final at the Australian Open for his career-best result so far. The rest of the season was nothing but excellent as well, notching 36 ATP wins, lifting the maiden ATP title in Antwerp (read the match report HERE) and cracking the top-15 for the first time.
The Johannesburg native was forced to skip the Paris Masters with a left knee injury and he had a miserable start of 2019 as well, losing to Yasutaka Uchiyama in Brisbane and to Tomas Berdych at the Australian Open, losing a lot of points and barely staying inside the top-30.
Kyle will have to travel to the USA without Rosengren who has decided to conclude his coaching career and spend more time with his family. Mark Hilton is still in Edmund's coaching staff and it will be interesting to see if he is going to be his new coach or Kyle will seek for someone else in the following weeks.
Also, Kyle will probably enter the next week's strong Indian Wells Challenger to gain some form and wins, playing on this level for the first time since Rome 2016 when he defeated Filip Krajinovic in the title match. "Sad to announce Fidde is retiring from the tour.
You’ve been an integral part of the team over the last year and a half and together we’ve reached a top 15 ranking, a Grand Slam semi-final and won a title in Antwerp in October. I will be forever grateful, enjoy retirement!"