“At least listen to the entire interview,” Daniela Hantuchova hits back at Nick Kyrgios’ outburst regarding the assessment of Emma Raducanu

Daniela Hantuchova recently responded to Nick Kyrgios's criticizm on her judgment of Emma Raducanu.

Nick Kyrgios and Daniela Hantuchova
Nick Kyrgios and Daniela Hantuchova

Ever since Emma Raducanu shocked the world by winning the 2021 US Open having started as a qualifier ranked 150th in the world and won the Grand Slam without dropping a single set in the 10 matches she played, the Brit has been one of the most popular players on the Tour with every little detail being monitored about the superstar of the future.

While she has certainly gotten a taste of the glamour after her success and is bringing in new endorsements and brand deals for having quickly become one of the popular players, life on the Tour has not been well for the teenager who is playing just her first full season this year.

Daniela Hantuchova hits back at Nick Kyrgios on Emma Raducanu assesment

Nick Kyrgios and Emma Raducanu
Nick Kyrgios and Emma Raducanu

Daniela Hantuchova on Tuesday expressed disappointment at Nick Kyrgios‘ tirade against tennis observers who he described as “old retired players” in the wake of her comments on 2021 US Open champion Emma Raducanu.

Kyrgios had earlier in the week questioned the former World No. 5’s assessment of Raducanu.

Speaking after Raducanu’s loss to Katerina Siniakova at the 2022 Miami Open, Hanchtuova said she felt the “locker room respect” that the Brit had earned after her maiden Grand Slam triumph was fading away.

Her opinion did not sit well with Kyrgios, who took to Twitter to voice is disagreement, calling Raducanu a “far, far bigger name” than Hantuchova. The Slovak has come forward in defense of her assessment of Raducanu, saying Kyrgios’ tirade was unwarranted as he did not even bother to listen to her full interview before taking to social media.

Hantuchova said she has nothing but “love and respect” for Raducanu and was simply pointing out that the World No. 13 was underperforming and was capable of achieving better results.

“Nick please next time when you make a comment try to at least listen to the entire interview. I know you are super busy but i have nothing but love and respect 4 Emma and because of that I believe she can achieve even bigger things, because of her class and talent. just like you,” wrote Hantuchova on Twitter.

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