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Andy Murray hails Emma Raducanu’s ‘incredible’ US Open win after ‘sending private congratulations message to her’

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ANDY MURRAY has hailed Emma Raducanu’s “very special” US Open triumph and welcomed it as a large enhance for British tennis.

The three-time main champion mentioned his compatriot’s success in New York confirmed what tennis insiders had identified for some time – that she was “really, really good”.

Emma Raducanu grew to become the primary British lady to win a serious singles title since 1977Credit: Alamy
Andy Murray lifted the US Open trophy back in 2012
Andy Murray lifted the US Open trophy again in 2012Credit: PA

Raducanu grew to become the primary qualifier ever to win a Grand Slam title when she overcame Canada’s Leylah Fernandez 6-4 6-3 on Saturday.

The victory noticed her grow to be the primary British lady to raise a serious singles title since Virginia Wade in 1977.

Murray, who gained the 2012 US Open, has hung out mentoring Raducanu.

He is known to have despatched a private message of congratulations to the 18-year-old and spoke to her in particular person whereas they had been each competing in New York.

Now Murray has spoken publicly to heap reward on {the teenager} and name on tennis bosses to capitalise on her success.

He mentioned: “It was unbelievable what she did there.


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“What she did in New York was very special, a huge boost for British tennis and gives hopefully the governing bodies an opportunity to capitalise on that and get more and more kids involved in the sport.

“It’s nice what she did and an enormous alternative for British tennis now.”

The phrases come after it was revealed Raducanu break up with Murray’s father-in-law as coach on the eve of her debut at Flushing Meadows.

The Brit left Nigel Sears, father to Murray’s spouse Kim, forward of the US Open so as to hyperlink up with a coach from her youth, Andrew Richardson.

The transfer clearly paid off after Raducanu got here by way of qualifying to declare the title in three gruelling weeks.

There isn’t any trace of animosity between the 2 camps and former Wimbledon champ Murray revealed he had little doubt Raducanu would make it to the highest.

He added: “I’ve spent a little bit of time around her on the practice court, but more so in the same building, training close to each other, and watching what she’s doing, and she’s obviously really, really good.”

 

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