John McEnroe doubles down on Emma Raducanu criticism but says he was actually ‘very supportive’ of Brit teen sensation
JOHN MCENROE has stood by his criticism of tennis sensation Emma Raducanu regardless of her historic triumph on the US Open.
The outspoken pundit doubled down on strategies he made this summer season season questioning the Brit’s psychological vitality.
Raducanu was compelled to withdraw from her fourth-round match all by way of her fairytale run at Wimbledon in July.
At the time McEnroe actually helpful “it got a bit too much” for the 18-year-old after respiratory difficulties seen her pull out of the battle with Ajla Tomljanovic.
Last Saturday Raducanu shocked the world when she grew to alter into the primary qualifier ever to win a Grand Slam title in what some reckon to be the easiest sporting achievement by a Brit.
The victory over Canada’s Leylah Fernandez launched with it congratulations from the likes of the Queen and PM Borish Johnson.
But McEnroe has refused to as soon as extra down from his strategies and even actually helpful he had been attempting to assist the teen collectively collectively along with his pointed remarks.
“I meant exactly what I said,” McEntro steered CNN. “I attempted to narrate it in a small decision to my expertise as quickly as I first went to Wimbledon, furthermore at 18.
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“There’s loads of good upsides, but there’s furthermore stress you place on your self and expectations that others put on you.
“I counsel that was, to me, as vanilla consequently of it comes… I was very supportive of her, I believed, on the time.
“You know the papers over in England. Sometimes they make a big deal out of, to me, nothing.”
McEnroe’s newest strategies come after fellow tennis legend Martina Navratilova revealed she steered the seven-time Grand Slam winner to “STFU” following his Wimbledon view.
Praising Raducanu, the adorned Navratilova acknowledged: “She has very much silenced those critics and I said that at the time ‘STFU’ (shut the f*** up) because you don’t know what you’re talking about.
“I don’t think those people will be talking anything about her mental fitness ever again.”