Former Australian Open semi-finalist undergoes small knee surgery



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Former Australian Open semi-finalist undergoes small knee surgery

A former Australian Open semi-finalist and the top-20 player Kyle Edmund underwent a minor procedure on his left knee, dealing with an injury since the closing stages of 2018. World no. 68 finished the previous season with five consecutive defeats and stayed away from the court since Vienna in October, missing all the action so far in 2021 and deciding to undergo surgery to take the pain away.

In 2018, the young Briton showed his full potential, reaching the Australian Open semi-final, scoring 36 victories, cracking the top-20 after Madrid and winning the first ATP title in Antwerp. Instead of moving forward or establishing himself in that group, Kyle felt the pain in his knee at the end of the season and withdrew from the Paris Masters.

Edmund lost those 720 points in Melbourne after an early exit in 2019, dropping out from the top-20 and skipping Rotterdam and Marseille. Kyle won the Indian Wells Challenger in March after beating Andrey Rublev in the final and reached the fourth round in Indian Wells and Miami, losing to Roger Federer and John Isner for positive signs.

Kyle Edmund underwent small knee surgery.

Still, the form wasn't there, as Edmund lost eight straight matches before raising his level at the Paris Masters and the Davis Cup Finals, hoping for a similar run in 2020.

Losing ground in the rankings, Kyle kicked off the last season with three defeats in five encounters before getting everything right in New York and beating five opponents from outside the top-50 to claim the second ATP crown, the first since October 2018.

Edmund fought like a lion against Novak Djokovic at the US Open after the coronavirus outbreak, keeping world no. 1 on the court for over three hours and losing in four sets. Still, the pain was there again, and Edmund closed the season with five straight defeats, staying in the top-70 but needing surgery to get injury-free and start competing again.

Kyle is hoping to get back to the court as soon as possible, determined to find his old form and chase the titles. "I had a small procedure on my knee. I'm currently rehabbing. The recovery is going well, and I hope to be back on the court as soon as possible," Kyle Edmund said.