Despite her Wimbledon exit, Ajla Tomljanovic calls Emma Raducanu “outstanding.”
Ajla Tomljanovic, an Australian quarter-finalist, was full of admiration for her younger opponent.
Despite her withdrawal in the second set, Emma Raducanu’s winning fourth-round opponent Ajla Tomljanovic was impressed with the British teenager. Raducanu needed medical help due to breathing problems and was unable to continue, despite the fact that Tomljanovic was in the lead at the time.
After losing the first set, the 18-year-old struggled to control her breathing and fought on for several games while attempting to restore control between points.
Because of her medical retirement, the British player did not have the opportunity to retire in the manner she had hoped following a successful debut week at Wimbledon.
After the wildcard qualifier bucked the odds to reach the final 16 in the women’s draw, the crowd and the media flocked to her.
Even if she lost in the second set, the chance to thank the home audience for their support and receive an obviously tremendous ovation would have been crucial to the child.
Emma Raducanu’s health is ‘going to be good,’ according to a positive health update provided following her Wimbledon withdrawal.
Her Australian opponent, on the other hand, did not have it all her own way.
Tomlajnovic advanced to her maiden Grand Slam quarter-final with the retirement, though it may have been hollower than she had wanted given the circumstances.
Despite this, the 28-year-old gushed over Raducanu, saying, “I wasn’t astonished with her level of tennis because there have been so many young girls who can hit the ball.”
“I’m more amazed with young ladies who are at this stage so early in their lives and are handling it mentally.
“I don’t recall what I was like when I was 18, but I wasn’t doing that.” That strikes me as impressive.
“She appeared to be an aggressive baseliner with a strong serve. There wasn’t much she couldn’t do. She’s solid on both sides. I wish her nothing but the best.”
After the match, three-time champion John McEnroe was chastised for stating that Raducanu’s struggles were due to his inability to handle the pressure.
He did say, though, that her tournament run would be an excellent learning experience for the Brit in terms of realizing what it takes to reach the top.
After entering the event ranked 338th in the world, making the last 16 should propel her into the “Brinkwire Summary News.”