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Rusedski takes on Edmund coaching role

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Originally published on 23/04/14

The 19-year-old recently broke into the top 300 in the world under LTA coach Colin Beecher.

And he will now be hoping to push on further under the guidance of Rusedski, who reached a career-best fourth in the ATP rankings and reached the final of the US Open in 1997.

LTA chief executive Michael Downey believes Rusedski is making a ‘great statement’ by stepping up to take on the role.

"I think this is great that this has happened," said Downey. "No disrespect to Colin Beecher, who did great work, but change sometimes should happen. I think it reflects very highly that not only did Kyle look for a change but that Greg wanted to step up and take on this challenge.

"Greg has stepped over the line, and said 'give me the keys.' Greg has said to both Leon [Smith] and myself and to Colin – 'look, I don't want to count days. I actually really want to make a difference here' and I think it's a great statement."

Rusedski is with Edmund at a Challenger tournament in Italy this week and has already seen him come through qualifying and beat fourth seed Alijaz Bedene in the opening round on Tuesday.

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