While we wait to see if Andy Murray will play singles in Cincinnati in the run up to the US Open, here's our handy guide to the other UK men in contention for singles success as the Washington Open concludes and the Rogers Cup begins. (Next week, the British women)
A great win yesterday by Kyle Edmund against Jo-Wilfreid Tsonga in the Washington Open underlines the fact that when they are playing well, the UK has real strength and depth in the men's game. Kyle will definitely be playing in Montreal next week, and both Dan and Cameron have qualified. If Andy Murray returns to singles in Cincinatti later this month (as he hopes to) the three will be aiming not to be overshadowed and no one would like them to succeed more than their illustrious Davis Cup colleague.
|Claim to fame||The top ranked British male player since March 2018||The reformed "bad boy" of UK tennis who twice lost his LTA funding and was banned for failing a drugs test. He says coming back was not easy but now he's re-focused on tennis||Beating Roberto Bautista-Agut in a 2018 Davis Cup tie two months after turning pro, having put his college studies on hold|
|Best perfor- mance of the year||Come back victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to reach the CitiOpen quarter finals, after an injury-plagued year||Defeated John Isner in February to reach his first ATP Tour Final in Delray Beach, USA||Won his first round match at Wimbledon and made his first appearance in an ATP 500 semi-final|
|Says of himself||Pain and injury "just becomes part of your life"||"I can’t cook, don’t cook, won’t cook"||"It would still be nice to graduate"|
|Loves||Liverpool FC||Aston Villa FC||Dogs|
|Others say||His forehand is "the best in the business"||"He's a bit of an enigma"||"One of the most impressive [Davis Cup] debuts of all time"|