Kyle Edmund lifts lid on personal struggles after finally breaking long losing streak
Kyle Edmund has opened up about the mental struggles he has faced during his rankings slide in 2019, after he finally broke his losing streak at the Paris Masters.
Edmund beat Nick Kyrgios at the Canadian Open in early August but headed to Paris having lost all eight matches he’d played since then. It was the lowest point of a horror season for the 24-year-old, who has dropped from 14th in the world to 75th over the course of the year.
His slide has been so dramatic that, as Britain’s number three now, it is far from certain that he’ll make the Davis Cup team for the finals in November. However, his 6-4, 6-3 win over Ricardas Berankis in Paris came as a huge relief.
“For a lot of weeks my focus has just been winning my next match,” Edmund told reporters. “I’ve been through a few disappointing weeks, so it’s nice.
“I’m through now and this was the last tournament of the season, so if you don’t win it’s another two months and a lot of time waiting and thinking for the next match.
“You find out a little bit about yourself and how you react to things. You’re the one who has to get out of the rut and I was very aware of that. I’ve tried very hard not to feel sorry for myself.”
Edmund is vying with Cameron Norrie for the fifth spot in Great Britain’s Davis Cup team.
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