Emma Raducanu is considered to be one of the brightest talents on the WTA Tour. The British teenager scripted history at US Open 2021, as she became the first qualifier ever to go onto lift the title. However, ever since her US Open triumph, things have not been going according to plan for her.
Emma Raducanu was knocked out in the second round of Australian Open 2022 itself, after a three set loss to Danka Kovinic. The Briton was also defeated by Elena Rybakina pretty convincingly in the first round of Sydney International. American tennis legend, John McEnroe believes that expectations have been high for Raducanu ever since she claimed the US Open title.
The Briton broke on to the big stage at her home slam, Wimbledon where she managed to reach the fourth round. Just about two months later, she was seen holding US Open title in New York. “Expectations have now been ramped up in an unbelievable way. It was overwhelming for her at Wimbledon and then she had this magical run (at the US Open),” said McEnroe to Sports Mail.
She’s got everything: John McEnroe heaps praise on Emma Raducanu
John McEnroe believes that it would be truly incredible to see Emma Raducanu on the tour for the next 10 years, playing her best tennis. McEnroe added that Raducanu is a complete personality, which includes a charming personality and a great game on court.
“It would be unbelievable if she’s around for the next 10 years doing well, that would be outstanding. She seems like a sweet girl, she’s got game, charisma, she’s got everything. I’m pulling for her, it’s not going to be easy, I’m sure she’s trying to figure it all out right now,” the American continued.
However, John McEnroe still wonders as to why the Briton decided to change her coach after winning the US Open title. Not many players consider breaking a winning partnership, hence McEnroe has the same question as do several fans.
“I don’t know why she then decided to change coaches, you would think if a coach took her to the US Open Championship that you wouldn’t say that I need a new coach,” McEnroe added.
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