WHEN Emma Raducanu, the brand new US Open champion, included me in her interview after such a historic match, it was so candy.
I was so pleased for her and after the match I was honoured that she gave me a hug.
Not solely was it a day that no person will overlook as a result of it was additionally the anniversary of 9/11 which has a giant significance.
But she achieved a sequence of firsts one after the opposite.
Then when she capped all of them to grow to be the primary British girl to win the US Open since I did it 53 years ago and for me to be there when it occurred was incredible.
It was a memorable moment within the historical past of tennis that I don’t suppose will ever be repeated.
You will not be going to get a qualifier coming by way of to win a grand slam once more. And after her victory over Leylah Fernandez not an individual moved from the stands for the half hour earlier than the presentation was over.
They all needed to be there to see this pretty historic event.
Afterwards, Kim Clijsters was sitting simply behind me watching and mentioned ‘we’ve acquired to go down and say properly completed to her’.
As she got here off the courtroom there was a line for hugs from Emma which was enchanting.
When I made my prediction for The Sun earlier than this incredible match, I gave Emma the sting however I definitely didn’t count on it to be that simple.
This victory has simply endorsed my feeling that this younger girl has all the additional substances to be one of many potential long-term champions.
It is only a matter now of nurturing that expertise and for her to proceed to get the fun from taking part in that she clearly is on the moment.