After John McEnroe’s Wimbledon exit, Emma Raducanu shuts him down, saying she “didn’t notice a problem.”
In an interview with the BBC, Emma Raducanu discussed her withdrawal from Wimbledon.
John McEnroe’s argument that Emma Raducanu’s withdrawal from Wimbledon was due to late scheduling has been debunked by Emma Raducanu. The 18-year-old was down 4-6, 0-3 to Ajla Tomljanovic when he decided to retire after being witnessed hyperventilating. She’s also dismissed the American’s suggestion.
Raducanu has been electrifying Wimbledon for the past week, but she was forced to withdraw from her match against Tomljanovic on Monday.
This drew a rebuke from McEnroe, who remarked, “Obviously, I feel horrible for Emma.”
“It appears it just became a little bit too much, which is fair given everything we’ve been talking about for the past six weeks with Osaka not even here.
“Can players tolerate a certain amount of pressure? It makes you wonder how well the males and girls who have been around for a long time can manage it.
“I’m hoping she’ll take something positive away from this.”
“I don’t think it helped that the preceding match went as long as it did because it made her think about it more,” McEnroe said, implying that the scheduling had played a role.
“That’s a lot to handle, especially if you’ve never been to the area before.”
However, the British teenager has now dismissed that suggestion, stating that she would be happy to play at any moment.
“I was ready to go out there any moment I was forced to,” she explained.
“I’m so ecstatic that I haven’t found a single flaw in it.”
“I believe just having the opportunity to go on court one was something to treasure and appreciate,” she says.
Raducanu also said that she left after speaking with professionals, who advised her to leave so she could seek medical treatment.
“Thank you for asking, I’m fine,” she replied.
“I’m just thankful I was able to get back on my feet so quickly.
“I believe that the atmosphere on court one was once again great to play in front of.
“I was certainly unhappy that I couldn’t finish the match; I obviously wanted to participate and give it my all.
“However, the medical opinion was to withdraw, and I took their counsel because I believe it was the best in the end.”
“I found it difficult to manage my breathing,” she continued.
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