Kyle Edmund was the 12th seed going into the Paris Masters but he has withdrawn from the tournament after it was revealed there the presence of fluid behind his knee.
As a result, Edmund has also decided he wouldn’t be playing in the ATP World Tour Finals either, as possibly one of the alternate. The injury isn’t deemed to be a serious one but one that necessitates the British number one to take rest and hence the decision to end the season.
The 23-year-old Edmund has had a brilliant ATP season, having won his first ever title earlier this year at the European Open. He overcame the loss of the first set before sneaking past Gael Monfils in two tie-breakers in the final.
Earlier this year, he had also gone on to make his first ever Grand Slam quarter-final during the Australian Open and then he went one better to win that match to enter the semis. Having beaten Kevin Anderson and Grigor Dimitrov in the tournament, he eventually lost to Marin Cilic in the semi-final of that tournament.
— Kyle Edmund (@kyle8edmund) October 28, 2018
While he couldn’t make past the third round at either the French Open or Wimbledon and was ousted in round one at the US Open, Edmund will remember the year as the one in which he made it to two ATP finals. Apart from the aforementioned win in Antwerp, Edmund was also a finalist at the Morocco Open in April where he lost to Pablo Andujar. In May, he won his only doubles title partnering fellow Briton Cameron Norrie at Estoril.
In his first round match here at Paris Masters, he had a first round bye and was to play Karen Khachanov in round two before deciding to call it quits.
Edmund’s win-loss record this season was 36-21.