Tennis - British No. 2 Kyle Edmund has pulled out of the Argentina Open due to an illness, organizers announced on Tuesday. The 23-year-old Edmund was due to play Spain's Roberto Carballes Baena in his first match since reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open in January - the first time he has reached the last four at a Grand Slam in his career.
The reason for his withdrawal is a throat infection. However, Edmund is expected to be fit for the Rio Open next week, where he could overtake Andy Murray in the rankings if he reaches the final there. If he were to do that, Edmund would become the British No.
1 for the first time in his career. If Edmund fails to do so, he will anyway replace Murray as the top-ranked British player in the first week of March when the points from the ATP Dubai Open come off the rankings. Murray had won the event last year but has not played since last year's Wimbledon due to his hip injury for which he recently underwent surgery.
Murray recently dropped out of the Top 20 ATP rankings for the first time in a decade owing to his lengthy lay-off. Source - The Daily MailAlso Read - Serena Williams Says She is on the Right Track after Comeback