Pat Cash explains what challenge Emma Raducanu faces following US Open victory
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1987 Wimbledon champion Pat Cash thinks Emma Raducanu is a top player and her challenge now is to prove that she can win big again. Raducanu, 19, pulled off an astonishing run at the US Open to become the first qualifier in tennis history to win a Grand Slam.
“Emma Raducanu is a top player. Her challenge is to prove she can win big again and that she’s not a one-trick pony. The good thing for her is that because she has no obvious technical weaknesses her game is less likely to break down under pressure.
She is a good athlete as well," Cash said, as quoted on Tennis Up To Date.
Cash suggests Raducanu will feel a lot of pressure at Wimbledon
High expectations have been placed on Raducanu as she has been tipped to win multiple Grand Slams and become a world No.
1. “But I always found it easier to win big tournaments outside Australia. At home there was way more pressure. New York was the total opposite of Wimbledon for her in terms of pressure and expectation. Going forward she has to try to mimic what she did in New York but she might find that easier to do away from Wimbledon," Cash explained.
Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray agrees with Cash as he also said high expectations will be placed on Raducanu at Wimbledon. "But yeah, there will be certain stages in her career, certainly around Wimbledon and the grass-court season where the expectations are extremely high.
And there'll be a lot of pressure there. I know that that's obviously something that's difficult to deal with. I'm sure she'll be able to deal with it, but it's not easy," Murray told Eurosport. Raducanu made her Grand Slam debut at this past Wimbledon. Raducanu made the Wimbledon round-of-16 as a wild card before retiring to Ajla Tomljanovic.