Serena Williams' childhood coach makes offer to Emma Raducanu
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Serena Williams' childhood coach Rick Macci says Emma Raducanu "has not lost the game" and revealed he would like to work with the 2021 US Open champion. Macci, who famously worked with Serena and Venus Williams during their childhood days, thinks Raducanu is looking good in the technical aspect of the game.
Also, Macci feels Raducanu's mental strength is actually good or otherwise she would not have won the 2021 US Open. However, Macci feels the main issue with Raducanu right now is the fact that she has lost the confidence and there is something that is stopping her from playing the tennis she delivered at the 2021 US Open.
“I’ve never met her – I would love to work with this young lady [Raducanu]. I could help her mentally. I know I could get this girl back on track,” Macci said on the Tennis Unfiltered podcast, per inews.
Macci: Raducanu has not lost the game
Raducanu hasn't won any titles since the 2021 US Open and she has often struggled with poor form and injuries. But Macci is certain that Raducanu could return to winning Grand Slams if she resolves whatever the issue is right now for her.
“I believe that she can come back and be one of the best players in the world and win grand slams. It’s not where you start. It’s where you finish. Now, obviously what happened in New York, that wasn’t a fluke.
You have to have the game. You have to have lots of other attributes to do something like that, and her mental strength could be her best asset even though now it’s probably kind of lopsided. But I love the technical part of our game.
There’s nothing like a hole there say like Coco Gauff’s forehand. So the technical part is good. She’s authoritative. She can play through you. She has the game. So I still believe in her. She’s very young. She has the game.
She has the talent in my opinion. This thing can flip around. I don’t know who’s involved with her. I know they’ve shuffled the deck. How much of it is her, the people around her but I’d love that opportunity.
Don’t count her out," Macci explained. Just hours after Macci made the comments on Raducanu, the Briton announced she was having surgeries on both hands and her ankle. Raducanu is set to miss the French Open and Wimbledon as she will be out for quite some time.