Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray believes Emma Raducanu will without any doubt be a top player. Raducanu, 18, became the first qualifier ever to win a Grand Slam after beating Leylah Fernandez in the US Open final.
Raducanu won a total of 10 matches in straight sets over three weeks in New York to win the US Open. "She's going to be a top player, I don't think there's any question about that. Obviously, these next few years are not necessarily going to be easy.
What Emma has achieved is incredible. I hope she goes on to do more amazing things," Murray said of Raducanu, per Tennis Majors.
Murray open to giving advice to Raducanu
"If she ever wants to talk, or her family (do), I would always be there.
But I don't want to be that guy that after every loss is giving my opinion on what she should or shouldn't be doing differently because it's not helpful," Murray added. After winning the US Open, Raducanu admitted she always believed of winning a Grand Slam but when it happened she couldn't believe it.
"Yeah, the visions I had, they were from pretty early on, I would say. I've always dreamed of winning a Grand Slam. You just say these things. You say, I want to win a Grand Slam. But to have the belief I did, and actually executing, winning a Grand Slam, I can't believe it," Raducanu said.
"I first started when I was a little girl, but I think the biggest thing that you have visions of is, for me it was just winning, the winning moment, and going to celebrate with your team in the box, trying to find your way up to the box, just seeing them after the match. That's been playing in my head, like, a couple nights. Like I've fallen asleep to that (smiling)."