Edmund overtakes Murray in Britian

Andy Murray’s 12-year reign as British No 1 came to an end this week after he was replaced in the top spot by Kyle Edmund.

The ATP rankings on Monday show Edmund at a career high of 24 while Murray slips to 29 after the 500 points he collected for winning last season’s Dubai Championships came off.

It is the first time since July 2006, when a 19-year-old Murray overtook Greg Rusedski after reaching the fourth round of Wimbledon, that the Scot has not been British No 1.

Mens French Open Murray’s slip from the top ranking has come as a result of the hip injury which has sidelined him since last summer’s Wimbledon and recently required surgery.

“It is humbling to become the British number one and, perhaps unwittingly, as Andy has dropped down in rankings due to his injury,” said Edmund, who made the semi-finals of the Australian Open.