Tim Henman has tipped Kyle Edmund to break into the top 50. After taking two sets from David Goffin in the Davis Cup Final, Edmund then took part in an exhibition tournament barely six days later. As the winner of the event overall, Edmund practically doubled his yearly earnings. The British number three has had a great year where he broke into the top 100 for the first time, and although he now sits just outside at 102 the former British number one is confident that Edmund can capitalize on this successful year.
Edmund also came through qualifying and reached the second round of the French Open for the very first time in 2015, after securing an epic five set victory over another qualifier Stephane Robert. Andy Murray is known for his support of his fellow countrymen and women and was spotted at the first round match watching and cheering Edmund to victory. The young Brit, who is only 20, has reached the benchmark earlier than Henman did, as the former British one was only in the top 150 at the same age. Henman reached four in the rankings during his career, Murray is currently at two but aiming higher. With few Brits in the top echelons of the sport, both would be happy to see another player reach those heights.
John McEnroe believes the Brit can reach the top four with hard work and determination,and believes that there is space for a youngster to make this breakthrough. Edmund is on the list of the select few the American believes stand a chance of making the very elite level. Murray also believes that Edmund can make the leap, but it will take a lot of hard work. "To go from 200 to 100 is tough, to get from 100 to 50 is harder, even from 50 to 40 - it starts to get much, much harder as you move up the rankings, but provided he keeps working hard and pushing himself, there's no reason why he can't get up there."