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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