Tennis news - Kyle Edmund splits with coach Fredrik Rosengren

Edmund splits with coach Rosengren
By Eurosport

20/02/2019 at 10:34Updated 20/02/2019 at 10:43

British number one Kyle Edmund and coach Fredrik Rosengren have ended their partnership with the Swede retiring to spend more time with his family.

Edmund has not played since crashing out of the Australian Open in the first round last month after a 6-3 6-0 7-5 defeat to Tomas Berdych which saw him drop out of the world’s top 20.

The 24-year-old Edmund reached the semi-finals in 2018, but has been suffering from a knee problem and was never really in the match against the experienced Czech.

"Sad to announce Fidde is retiring from the tour," said Edmund on Twitter.

"You’ve been an integral part of the team over the last year and a half and together we’ve reached a top 15 ranking, a Grand Slam semi-final and won a title in Antwerp in October. I will be forever grateful, enjoy retirement "

He has dropped to 28 in the world, and has been forced to withdraw from tournaments in Marseille and Rotterdam this month.

Edmund called the defeat to Berdych a “reality check” and admitted: “It just shows where I am at the moment, my level and stuff, and how much and where I have to improve."