Who is Kyle Edmund? The Australian Open semi-finalist, Liverpool fan who lives in Bahamas and dreams of being an F1 star

KYLE EDMUND is Britain's newest tennis sensation after storming into the semi-finals of the Australian Open.

The 23-yr-previous secured a shocking 4-set victory over quantity three seed Grigor Dimitrov in Melbourne to succeed in the final 4 of a Grand Slam for the primary time in his profession.

 Kyle Edmund celebrates his win over Grigor Dimitrov to reach the Australian Open semi-final

Kyle Edmund celebrates his win over Grigor Dimitrov to succeed in the Australian Open semi-remaining

He’ll now go head-to-head with Marin Cilic in the final 4, after he got here by means of his final-eight conflict with Rafael Nadal who was pressured to retire injured.

His shows Down Beneath have cemented his place as a real drive to be reckoned with on the skilled tour, and might see him rise as much as 25 in the world rankings subsequent week.

Not dangerous for a teenager who grew up in the North Yorkshire village of Tickton who solely picked up a racket for the primary time when he was ten, and who began the event as a one hundred twenty five-1 outsider.

Edmund, the son of a Welsh businessman and a South African housewife, moved to East Riding from Zimbabwe when he was three.

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Edmund produced a shocking show to make it by means of to the final 4 in Melbourne

 Kyle Edmund only picked up a tennis racket for the first time at the age of ten

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Kyle Edmund solely picked up a tennis racket for the primary time on the age of ten

His early years have been spent falling in love with cricket and soccer, solely to find virtually accidentally he had a pure expertise for tennis.

Dad Steven, a director of a renewable power firm, and mum Denise shortly noticed the prodigy that they had on their palms and started funding teaching at a pair of native golf equipment.

It was solely when he was invited to the LTA's Nationwide Coaching Centre in Roehampton on the age of 17 that the Edmund household stopped funding his teaching and improvement.

Edmund's potential was quickly noticed by Andy Murray, who made some extent of serving to his improvement by sharing coaching periods with the teenager.

And phrase unfold about his skills a lot that Nadal personally requested for him to be his hitting associate at Wimbledon whereas Edmund was nonetheless a junior.

 Edmund joins dad Steven and mum Denise at the graduation ceremony of his sister Kelly

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Edmund joins dad Steven and mum Denise on the commencement ceremony of his sister Kelly

Regardless of an spectacular profession as a junior, which noticed him attain the final 4 of the US Open and win two Grand Slam doubles titles, his progress on the senior circuit has been workmanlike.

It wasn't till 2015 when he first began to make an impression, and was handed his Davis Cup debut in the ultimate because the staff beat Belgium to carry the trophy.

Since then his climb up the world rating has been regular, however since linking up with Swedish coach Frederik Rosengren final yr he has taken a serious step ahead.

 Edmund is a massive Liverpool supporter and gets to game as often as he can

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Edmund is an enormous Liverpool supporter and will get to recreation as typically as he can

Rosengren has been credited with serving to Edmund enhance his psychological power in strain moments, and the Brit is now coming by way of tight matches he would have misplaced earlier than.

The expertise has all the time been there, solely to crumble at key moments. Now a brand new toughness is in his recreation and he has been rewarded with success.

 Kyle Edmund was the guest of McLaren at the British Grand Prix last year

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Kyle Edmund was the visitor of McLaren on the British Grand Prix final yr
 Edmund joined his friends at the London Stadium watching Liverpool take on West Ham

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Edmund joined his buddies on the London Stadium watching Liverpool tackle West Ham

Edmund has additionally made the choice to base himself in the Bahamas, have been he trains on the Leyton Hewitt Academy when he is not away on Tour.

Away from the sport, his two loves are Liverpool Football Membership and motorsports.

Requested what he needed to be if he wasn't a tennis professional, Edmund selected a profession as a Formula One driver.

Final yr he was invited to see first hand what occurs in F1 when McLaren hosted him on the British Grand Prix.

And on uncommon weekends off, Edmund tries to observe Liverpool as typically as he can and even acquired a behind-the-scenes tour of Anfield final yr.

These days might now be a factor of the previous, although, as Edmund begins to turn into an growing drive on the lads's Tour.

KYLE EDMUND is Britain's newest tennis sensation after storming into the semi-finals of the Australian Open.