Opinion: The numbers behind Kyle Edmund’s demise

Tweet This time last year, Kyle Edmund was on the brink of breaking into the world’s top ten. He was playing at the European Open in Belgium which turned out to be his first title on the ATP Tour. After beating Gael Monflis in the final, he broke down in tears and ran over to his coach. Fast forward 12 months, he loses his seventh match in a row in the first round of qualifying at the same tournament to the 116th best player in the world, Norbert Gombos. The…

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Andy Murray’s career will be shorter if he continues to play singles

Tweet Before the start of the Australian Open in January, Andy Murray was a broken man. Breaking down in his pre-tournament press conference and admitting that retirement was a real possibility was a major low for British tennis fans. However, he has since made an extraordinary comeback in doubles and now in singles. The bad news for his fans is that his singles career could shorten his career considerably in comparison to if he had chosen to play doubles exclusively. Clearly, doubles is a lot less physically demanding than the…

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Chelsea to finish third according to Collymore

Tweet BY TOBY OLIVER Pundit and former England striker Stan Collymore claims that Chelsea’s young team should be looking to finish in the top three of the Premier League this season. Speaking on his podcast “The Last Word” Collymore said that despite “youthful inconsistencies”, Chelsea along with Leicester City should be looking to “attack” third place. Chelsea have had a mixed start to the season, achieving their first home win and first clean sheet in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Brighton. New manager Frank Lampard has put faith in the club’s…

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Ben Chilwell says Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy deserves more credit

Tweet BY SAM SMITH England international Ben Chilwell wants Leicester City teammate Jamie Vardy to attract more credit. It comes after Vardy bettered the Premier League goal-scoring record of former Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo. A tweet from the Premier League’s official account revealed Vardy has now scored 85 goals in 183 top-flight appearances. That is a better record than that achieved by Ronaldo during his 196 league appearances for the Red Devils between 2003 and 2009. The Portugal international netted 84 Premier League goals for then-manager Alex Ferguson’s side…

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Eastbourne table tennis player claims first national title

Tweet Eastbourne’s Josh Bennett won his first national title at the table tennis National Championships. The 19-year-old won the mixed doubles title with England’s highest ranked female player and Bennett’s doubles partner at the University of Nottingham, Tin-Tin Ho. The pair won the final 3-1 (11-4, 8-11, 11-5, 11-5) over surprise finalists, Emily Bolton and Alim Hirji. En-route to the final, they beat top seeds Tom Jarvis and Maria Tsaptsinos. Bennett and Ho were able to come from 2-1 down to win 3-2 (8-11, 11-4, 3-11, 11-9, 12-10). An excellent…

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