British No. 1 Kyle Edmund humbled after ending Andy Murray's 12-year reign


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British No. 1 Kyle Edmund humbled after ending Andy Murray's 12-year reign

Rising star Kyle Edmund feels "humbled" after overcoming tennis superstar on the ATP Rankings list. The 23-year-old is the new male British top-ranked tennis player. Edmund, now ranked at No. 24 in the world, has reached his career-high ranking.

Meanwhile, former world No. 1 Andy Murray has fallen down to No. 29. The three-time Grand Slam champion hasn't played since Wimbledon. The 30-year-old is recovering from a hip surgery. For the first time in 12 years Murray is not the top-ranked Briton.

Edmund reached his career-high first Grand Slam semi-final this past January at the Australian Open. "It is humbling to become the British number one," Edmund said. "Proud as I am, I would have been much happier had Andy stayed healthy and occupied his place at the very top where he belongs.

"I wish Andy a speedy recovery and I hope to battle it out with him in a more legitimate fashion in years to come." Also read: Nicolas Jarry ready for new chapter of his career