Kyle Edmund confident ATP doing work behind scenes to ensure safe playing conditions



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Kyle Edmund confident ATP doing work behind scenes to ensure safe playing conditions

British tennis star Kyle Edmund is looking forward to the season restart as he believes the ATP is doing everything it can to ensure safe playing conditions at tournaments for players. The season has been suspended since March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic but it's set to resume on August 21 at the Cincinnati Masters, which will take place this year in New York along with the US Open.

"Can’t wait to get back out on the @atptour I’m sure there is so much going on behind the scenes to ensure we all stay as safe as possible so a massive shout out to all those who work behind the scenes ensuring these tournaments are possible," Edmund said in a Twitter post.

Edmund returned to competitive action in June at the Battle of the Brits, where he ended runner-up in the final to top-ranked Briton Dan Evans. Edmund also appeared in the second leg of the Battle of the Brits event, where he won five and lost one match.

Before the season was suspended, world No. 44 Edmund claimed his second ATP title after beating Italian Andreas Seppi in the New York Open final.

Edmund experienced sports joy during the pandemic

Edmund, a lifelong fan of Liverpool F.C., for the first time in his life witnessed his club winning a Premier League title.

"When it happened, one side of me was like 'wow, we've done it' but then I was thinking it's not that surprising because we were kind of going to do it with that lead," 25-year-old Edmund told Sky Sports News' Ian Bolton a month ago.

"We had to sit and wait with that lead all through lockdown, but the way it's turned out is just how it is with no fans watching and another team winning. The dream was always like doing it by winning at Anfield with the fans, but I think in the circumstances I don't think anyone really cares.

"We've won the league after a lot of people reminding us how long we haven't had it which is fair enough but at least we've got it now." Edmund expects more success will follow as he said: "I honestly think the way they're playing it's not like they've just scraped the title.

The way they've been playing the last few seasons, there's no reason why they can't keep going and they've proven that they have consistency, so I think it's a massive opportunity to have more good seasons."