Andrew Castle doubts Emma Raducanu can win Grand Slam in near future



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Andrew Castle doubts Emma Raducanu can win Grand Slam in near future

Tennis expert Andrew Castle believes we won't be seeing Emma Raducanu win another Grand Slam any time soon as she thinks the 19-year-old needs at least two or three years to develop her game and gain experience on the WTA Tour.

Raducanu stunningly won her maiden Grand Slam title after beating Leylah Fernandez in the US Open final. Raducanu hasn't had any notable results since her US Open victory as she has been mostly been picking up early round exits.

“I still can’t get over the fact of where she has come from and where she is now and how quickly it has all happened,” Castle said, per Tennishead. “Now those of us in the game are saying hold your horses.

“You are unlikely to see her winning another Grand Slam any time soon. “She is going to need two or three years to build into being a regular WTA tour player. “I know she won the US Open without losing a set, 10 matches, coming through qualifying and it is remarkable.

“That was an illustration of talent and it was almost an aberration, some madness that she went ahead and won that”.

Castle calls for patience on Raducanu

Raducanu is still just 19 and it's hard to expect from her to consistently make great results on the biggest stage.

Raducanu set the bar high with her US Open victory and Castle is afraid some will be quick to write her off is she picks up a few early round exits in bigger events. "So to ask people to be patient now, I don’t think they really understand,” Castle continued on the subject.

“So people will write her off if she goes out in the first or second round of events and that’s what she will do. “That is life on tour, even the world number one loses matches. “It’s just a question of waiting and allowing her to gain and gather experience”.