Emma Raducanu possesses Andy Murray’s “extremely unusual” skill, which allows the Brit to “control the globe.”
Emma Raducanu’s former coach Mark Petchey has compared her to Andy Murray and backed the 18-year-old to “control the world” after she won the US Open in only her second Grand Slam appearance.
Emma Raducanu has been compared to British tennis legend Andy Murray, and her former coach believes she has the potential to control the globe. Raducanu rose to prominence in the last two weeks after winning the US Open and capturing the nation’s attention.
With her 6-4 6-3 victory over fellow teenager Leyla Fernandez in the final at Flushing Meadows, the 18-year-old made history as the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam.
She also made history by being the first British woman to win a Grand Slam singles championship since Virginia Wade did so at Wimbledon in 1977.
Mark Petchey, Raducanu’s former coach, knew of her remarkable talent before she became famous, and even compared her to three-time Grand Slam champion Sir Andy Murray.
Petchey then went on to say that the teenager can keep improving and eventually break into the world’s top tier of players.
“I knew she had something special from the first day I met her at the National Tennis Centre,” Petchey told Good Morning Britain.
“I believe she can read tennis balls. When I worked with Andy Murray for a year and obviously watched Andy from the age of 16, he had this capacity to pick up a tennis ball and in a sport that is played in fractions of seconds, that obviously allows you to do very extraordinary things, and Emma has that as well.
“I believe everything might be better; I believe her service is still evolving. I believe her online game will improve as you gain a better idea of where to be.
“I believe her room for progress is more than incremental; I believe it is significant, and I honestly believe she will conquer the world.”
While Petchey praised Raducanu’s incredible talent, Wade provided Raducanu some counsel and cautioned her about the newfound prominence that her achievement would bring.
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