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Raducanu’s ‘tough-to-please’ dad blown away by US Open win as she reveals regret her parents couldn’t watch in New York

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BRIT teen tennis sensation Emma Raducanu revealed her “tough to please” dad joked she was even higher than he realised.

Emma, 18, spoke to proud Ian and her mum Renee after her ­seismic US Open win in New York.

Raducanu clutched the trophy after sealing US Open glory on SaturdayCredit: Alamy
Emma, 18, spoke to proud dad Ian and her mum Renee after her US Open win in New York
Emma, 18, spoke to proud dad Ian and her mum Renee after her US Open win in New YorkCredit: Tim Stewart

She mentioned: “They were extremely happy and proud of me. They are my toughest and biggest critics.”

Emma additionally revealed: “My dad said to me, ‘You’re even better than your dad thought’ so that was reassuring. Tinie Tempah reference there. My dad is definitely very tough to please but I managed to today.”

Tempah rapped in 2010’s Pass Out: “I’m ’bout to be a bigger star than my mum thought.”

Emma celebrated with the trophy however can’t wait to get house to share her epic triumph with her parents in Bromley, South East London.

Romanian-born Ian and mum Renee, from China, have been unable to affix her due to Covid restrictions in the US.

Their daughter surprised the world on Saturday evening with her 6-4 6-3 victory over Canadian Leylah Fernandez. She turned the first-ever qualifier to win a Grand Slam — and did it with out dropping a set in your complete match.

She can be the primary feminine British Grand Slam winner since Virginia Wade gained Wimbledon in 1977.

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Emma devoted it to her parents.

She mentioned: “To have them say they’re proud and pleased – it simply means completely the whole lot.

“When I used to be on the market, I needed to do it for them as nicely as me. They’ve been by way of lots as nicely as me.

“I wouldn’t be right here with out them.

“We don’t really talk so much about tennis but they just really want to know how I am in these moments.”

She mentioned she “would have loved them to be here and we can all celebrate” however added: “They’re watching from home very proud.”

Emma stormed to an astonishing victory on Saturday night
Emma stormed to an astonishing victory on Saturday eveningCredit: AFP
Her dad (top right) was not able to attend any of the US Open
Her dad (high proper) was not in a position to attend any of the US Open
Raducanu's mum (centre) was also unable to watch her daughter's triumph
Raducanu’s mum (centre) was additionally unable to watch her daughter’s triumphCredit: AFP

Emma was unaware of her enormous assist again house as she was too targeted.

She mentioned: “I just completely switched off from everything, gave my phone away.”

Last evening she was tipped to get an honour from the Queen. She is claimed to make sure to get an MBE however could possibly be bumped as much as OBE.


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