Emma Raducanu reacts to Andy Murray clinching 700th career win
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Rising British tennis star Emma Raducanu called Andy Murray a "class player" after the former world No. 1 hit the 700 career wins on Friday. Murray, 34, recovered from a set down to beat Taro Daniel 1-6 6-2 6-4 in the Indian Wells Masters first round.
After Murray won, Raducanu entered the court and defeated Caroline Garcia 6-1 3-6 6-1. “It’s incredible. I think Andy is such a class player. The way he can put the ball in places that you just don’t want.
I think that’s a real great skill to have. I definitely looked up to him today especially because I was following him. I knew he came through some tricky moments. I was thinking the same when I dropped the second set. I was like, You can do the same, just keep pushing.
I think it was great to follow him in the order of play today," Raducanu said.
Raducanu dreams of one day hitting a similar mark
Raducanu, 19, is playing her first full season on the Tour. “It’s always like a weird one when you’re following someone who has just won.
You’re like, I really want to do the same. It kind of gives you the extra fuel. I was really happy for him. He gave me like a fist bump, it was really cool. He has been supportive, for sure. I know one time when I was just practicing, I managed to hit with him.
I was so nervous. I was moving my feet so fast just to try and keep up. I think he’s just such a great role model for me and everyone, from the UK, and also across the world. 700 wins is something I can just dream of. I think I’ve won three now, so I have a long way to go (laughter)”.