Kyle Edmund of Great Britain has pulled out of this week’s Argentina Open because of a throat infection.
Since reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open, the 23-year-old British number two was due to play in Buenos Aires in his first competition. On Tuesday, the world number 26 had been scheduled to face Spain’s Roberto Carballes Baena in the first round.
Edmund is expected to be fit for next week’s Rio Open. A run to the final would mean Edmund would overtake Andy Murray to become British number one for the first time.
On 5th March, after Murray’s points for winning last year’s Dubai Championships come off as the Scot, who has not played a competitive match since last year’s Wimbledon, remains sidelined with a hip injury.
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