Emma Raducanu ‘really grateful’ towards Jurgen Klopp for calling her the ‘talent of the century’

US Open champion Emma Raducanu responds to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp for calling her the 'talent of the century'.

Jurgen Klopp and Emma Raducanu
Jurgen Klopp and Emma Raducanu

Emma Raducanu has taken the sporting world by a storm with her historic US Open triumph last week. She became the first player in tennis history to win a grand slam as a qualifier when she beat Canadian Leylah Fernandez in the final.

Ever since her victory, she is receiving praise from all around the world. Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp too heaped praises towards both Emma and Leylah. He said that watching two teenagers compete was amazing to watch and that he would watch more of women’s tennis for sure. Klopp even called Emma the talent of the century in one of his interviews.

“It was impressive, it was a long time ago I watched a full tennis match and even longer since I watched a full women’s tennis game. I will watch women’s tennis for sure much more now again than I did in the last few years,” Klopp said.

We watched the interviews as well and both girls how they spoke at 18 and 19 that was inspiring, maybe even more so than the tennis and that was already inspiring enough. I was overwhelmed by the way they presented themselves.”

Raducanu responds to Klopp

Emma Raducanu
Emma Raducanu

Responding to Klopp, Raducanu said that she is ‘really grateful’ to receive praise and support from one of the best coaches in sporting world.

Meanwhile, Raducanu is currently at home in Kent, enjoying some time away from tennis. She said that she will rest and recover for a few days and start training a week later. Although she hasn’t decided on her schedule yet, she is expected to play at Indian Wells next week.

Raducanu has jumped massively in the WTA Rankings and is currently No.23 in the world.

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Lakshya Chopra is an aspiring sports writer and enthusiast who covers tennis for FirstSportz. He is currently pursuing his B.Tech (Computer) degree from VIIT, Pune. He is the most passionate guy in the room when it comes to Sports. He is hugely inspired by Rafael Nadal.