Emma Raducanu hires her former coach: temporary or long-term choice?

The British tennis player tries to start again after months of stops, injuries, sergeries, bad performances and criticism

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Emma Raducanu hires her former coach: temporary or long-term choice?
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Emma Raducanu will finally return to the court next season in New Zealand, at the WTA Auckland tournament, before playing the Australian Open, in Melbourne. The former US Open winner is currently training in London with her former junior coach Nick Cavaday.

The Britannica has been out of the WTA Tour since last spring and the three surgeries she underwent. Overall, since her triumph at Flashing Meadows, she has never confirmed herself as the champion everyone expected her to become.

Now, with her in London there was the former Indian professional tennis player Somdev Devvarman. Cavaday, although he has not yet been officially announced in the role of coach, should be on her box at the start of the 2024 season to try to bring the winner of the 2021 US Open back to important levels, after a couple of extremely disappointing seasons.

It is not yet clear whether the two will work on a long-term project or whether it is just a collaboration of this phase, to be able to prepare the Australian Open together. In the coming weeks in Oceania we will undoubtedly know more.

But the most important news is Emma Raducanu's come back

For the WTA Tour, having her come back at the highest level would be very important. Raducanu underwent surgery on both hands last May and played her last official match in April in Stuttgart.

Emma amazed the Flushing Meadwos crowd and tennis fans from around the world at the 2021 US Open when, starting from qualifying at the age of 19, she won what is currently her first and only Slam title, beating in the final the Canadian player Leylah Fernandez.

Since then the British tennis player has not been able to find the continuity to confirm herself at a high level, also due to the numerous injuries that have characterized her young career. Several coaches have worked alongside her and now, in view of the new 2024 season, a return to the past of her on the bench seems to be looming.

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