Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray described Emma Raducanu's US Open achievement as "incredible" but he doesn't want to speak too much about what should or shouldn't the 18-year-old do. Raducanu has been one of the most popular topics in the tennis world over the past two months and many have been giving their thoughts on what should the 18-year-old do next.
Raducanu won 10 matches over three weeks at the US Open to become the first qualifier in tennis history to win a Grand Slam. After the US Open, Raducanu split with coach Andrew Richardson and suffered a shock loss in her Indian Wells Masters opener.
"No,” Murray responded bluntly, per Tennishead. “I don’t want to be that guy after every loss or win just wading in and giving my opinion on what [Raducanu] should or shouldn’t be doing differently because it’s not helpful.
“What Emma Raducanu has achieved is incredible and I hope she goes on to do more amazing things in the sport. “If she ever wants to talk, obviously I would always be there on the end of the phone”.
Murray knows it from his experience
Murray knows exactly how Raducanu feels because he was once considered a huge talent and everyone was talking about him.
"I never really liked it when all of the ex-British tennis players were always wading in after every win and loss about what you should be doing, what you shouldn’t be doing,” Murray explained. “And a lot of them also giving advice when you haven’t asked for it as well”.
Murray played at this week's ATP event in Antwerp, where he lost in the round-of-16 to Diego Schwartzman. "In the next couple of weeks I look for results. Sport is results business, it doesn't really matter playing well if you don't win.
Is better winning when you don't play your best. I had tough draws, Vienna and Paris will be as well tough tournaments," Murray said after the Schwartzman loss.