Rising tennis star Kyle Edmund (02-06) has announced Greg Rusedski, the former world number four, as his new coach.
As reported in the Hull Daily Mail, Rusedski takes over from Colin Beecher who has been with Kyle for the last two and a half years, during which time he rose to 276 in the men’s game and picked up his first win on the Men’s tour last summer.
Kyle, who beat Aliza Bedene 6-3, 6-2 in the Vercelli Challenger event near Milan recently, admitted that it wasn’t easy splitting from long-term coach Beecher and replacing him with Rusedski.
“It was a tough decision to tell Colin we won’t be working together after spending the last two and a half years together,” Edmund said. “But I have to move forward with my career.”
He added “Colin was great and he understands that. It’s been something I’ve been thinking about and the time is right now to make the change. This is a positive move for me.”
Canadian-born Rusedski turned professional in 1991 and was British number one and ATP world number four before he retired in 2007.
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