Since Emma Raducanu stunned the tennis fraternity by winning the 2021 US Open as a qualifier, she has not only shot to fame, but the Brit has also attracted plenty of eye balls and praises.
Along with her fanfare and adulation, the US Open winner has also been bestowed with plenty of awards, rewards and benefits for creating history in New York.
In the latest development, the 18-year-old has been invited by the prestigious, All England Club to become a member. Interestingly, it was at the 2021 Wimbledon where Raducanu made headlines for the first time. Unfortunately, the Brit had to forcefully retire in her fourth round match against Ajla Tomljanovic at this year’s Championships.
Over the years, plenty of tennis legends have become a member of the All England Club with winning Wimbledon. However, in Raducanu’s case the club has made an exception. As a result, the British teenager will join the likes of Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray as an elite member.
Rusedski predicts a bright future for Emma Raducanu
Although Raducanu has reached a career-high ranking of 21 on the WTA charts, she hasn’t got the desired results after the conclusion of the US Open. Unfortunately, the teenager lost in the first round of the Indian Wells last month. Raducanu also lost in the quarterfinals of 2021 Transylvania Open a week ago.
However, former Canadian-Brit, ATP player Greg Rusedski believes that Raducanu has a bright future ahead. Speaking to skysports, the 48-year-old said, “I think she’s going to be a multiple Grand Slam champion. I think she has the potential to be a world No 1. What she has done in her first two majors, there’s very few that have done.”
“We’ve never seen this in the game before, for someone to come through qualifying and go on to win a major, so her future is going to be exceptional so long as she can stay healthy, put the right team around her. I think her future is going to be incredible,” Rusedski added.
Vivek has been writing on cricket & tennis for over a decade. He has worked with famous brands-- Mid-Day, Mumbai Indians & Dream11. He has also been to Grand Slams, Davis Cups & ATP tournaments. He also plays tennis at the club level. Besides being a Rafael Nadal fan, he has also enjoyed the privilege of interviewing the Spaniard.
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