Former British No. 1 Greg Rusedski has tipped Emma Raducanu to win multiple Grand Slams and he absolutely believes she has the potential to become a world No. 1. Raducanu, 18, made her Grand Slam debut this past Wimbledon after receiving a wild card.
The 18-year-old made the Wimbledon round-of-16, before she was forced to retire to Ajla Tomljanovic. At the US Open, Raducanu won three qualifying matches to earn a main draw spot. Then, Raducanu won seven main draw matches to become the first qualifier in tennis history to win a Grand Slam.
"I think she's going to be a multiple Grand Slam champion. I think she has the potential to be a world No 1. What she has done in her first two majors, there's very few that have done. She got to the fourth round of Wimbledon in her first major and then she's gone on to win the US Open," Rusedski told Sky Sports.
Rusedski predicts 'exceptional' future for Raducanu
"There's only three other female players that have got to the fourth round or better in both events in their first two majors. Chris Evert, who was world No 1 and multiple Slam winner, Jennifer Capriati, world No 1 and multiple Slam winner, and Monica Seles, so she joins that category of elite superstars," Rusedski continued.
"We've never seen this in the game before, for someone to come through qualifying and go on to win a major, so her future is going to be exceptional so long as she can stay healthy, put the right team around her.
I think her future is going to be incredible." Raducanu hasn't been impressive after winning the US Open. In her first event since her US Open victory, Raducanu lost to Aliaksandra Sasnovich in her Indian Wells Masters opener. Last week, Raducanu was beaten by Marta Kostyuk in the Cluj-Napoca quarterfinal.