Spear’s takes a closer look at Britain’s new sporting hero who’s famous for his powerful forehand and high serves. What is Kyle Edmund’s net worth?
Kyle Edmund is now the talk of the town after his Australian Open win against world number three Grigor Dimitrov. The win over Dimitrov took Edmund through to his first Grand Slam semi-final – and earned him a minimum of £512,000.
British tennis player Kyle Edmund first came on the scene at the age of 16; when he made the semi-finals of the US Open boys’ singles event – but sadly went on to lose to Jiri Vesely. Prior to his career as a professional tennis player, Edmund was born in January 1995, in South Africa before moving to the UK at the age of three. Before he found his passion for tennis, cricket and swimming were his interests.
Clearly showing huge potential, the 23-year-old moved to Roehampton with coach, Colin Beecher at the age of 14 – where he would train during the week and visit home on the weekends. His parents, Steven and Denise showed countless support and invested a lot of money into his career until he was offered funding by the LTA provided through Aegon.
His career highlights include winning his first junior Grand Slam title in 2012 at the doubles event of the US Open, taking home the biggest earning of his career after beating American, John Isner in the third round of the US Open in 2016, earning him a commendable £176,765, as well as reaching the second round of the French Open in May 2016 – were he won £50,400 worth of prize money.
At the end of 2017 Edmund parted ways with coach, Ryan Jones and is now working with Fredrik Rosengren and Mark Hilton and went on to sign a four-year deal with Nike for £2 million – depending on his rankings and performance it could have him earning a lot more. Other endorsements include Wilson, Jaguar, and David Lloyd Clubs.
Currently positioned at 49 in the ATP rankings – he has made £9,700 this year alone, but if he goes on to win the Australian Open that amount will increase considerably.
A native in the country that hosts Wimbledon, the pressure is on for the youngster to keep up his performance.