5 things about Kyle Edmund

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Kyle Edmund will play Grigor Dimitrov in his first grand slam quarter-final at the Australian Open on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old has flown the British flag brilliantly in the absence of Andy Murray and positioned himself as a potential challenger for the biggest titles.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at five things you may not know about the Yorkshireman.

Red Kyle

The 23-year-old’s main passion away from tennis is supporting Liverpool. He goes to matches when he can and is good friends on tour with the likes of Liverpudlian doubles brothers Ken and Neal Skupski and Australian John Millman, who are all fellow Reds. He may not want to chat too much about football with coach Fredrik Rosengren, who supports Manchester United.

Family man

The rare moment we’re all together to get a family photo ?

A post shared by Kelly Edmund (@kellyae11) on

Late starter

Edmund did not begin playing tennis until he was 10, very late by professional tennis standards, having originally been a very good cricketer. But he quickly found he was very good with racket in hand as well. Edmund emerged as the leading player in what was considered a talented generation of British boys and helped Britain win the junior Davis Cup in 2011.

Davis Cup debut

Kyle Edmund made his Davis Cup debut in the 2015 final
Kyle Edmund made his Davis Cup debut in the 2015 final (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Tropical living

Kyle Edmund now lives in the Bahamas
Kyle Edmund now lives in the Bahamas (Rui Vieira/PA)

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