British quantity three Kyle Edmund (150/1 – 2021 US Open Outright) is not going to be competing at Wimbledon this 12 months as he continues his restoration from knee surgical procedure.
Edmund went underneath the knife in April in a bid to resolve the persistent knee harm that first hampered him on the finish of the 2018 season and he was all the time dealing with a decent deadline to get better in time for Wimbledon.
The 26-year-old, who was additionally compelled to swerve the French Open at Roland Garros, has been working arduous throughout his restoration however the occasion at SW19 has come too quickly for him, along with his withdrawal confirmed on Monday.
As an alternative, the Johannesburg-born star will eye a return later within the 2021 marketing campaign and he does have the intention of competing for Nice Britain on the Tokyo Olympics, that are as a result of run from July 21-August 8.
Edmund, an Australian Open semi-finalist in 2018 in a 12 months he broke into the world’s high 20, has not performed a match since an ATP occasion in Vienna again in October.
The 2-time ATP Tour champions absence at Wimbledon will probably be a blow for the house crowd, whose hopes of profitable the title within the males’s draw now relaxation on the shoulders of Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans and Andy Murray.
Norrie, Britain’s primary, was not too long ago knocked out of the French Open within the third spherical by Rafael Nadal (4/6 Fav – French Open Outright) however he will probably be hoping for an extended run on the grass-court Grand Slam.
The 25-year-old is a giant outsider at 200/1 to win Wimbledon, whereas Evans and Murray are priced at 100/1 and 28/1 respectively.
Johanna Konta is Britain’s main hope within the girls’s occasion, which she is 25/1 to win.