Tim Henman comments on Emma Raducanu's stunning collapse in Miami



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Tim Henman comments on Emma Raducanu's stunning collapse in Miami

Former British No. 1 Tim Henman thought Emma Raducanu suffered an "unbelievably tough loss" at the Miami Masters but tried to draw positives from it as she added the Briton can learn a lot from the defeat. Raducanu, ranked at No.

13 in the world, had a first round bye in Miami before she was upset by Katerina Siniakova. Raducanu was up by a set and a break but still lost to Siniakova. Also, Raducanu failed to serve out for the match in the 10th game of the third set as Siniakova won 3-6 6-4 7-5.

“It’s an unbelievably tough loss for Emma,” Henman said on Amazon Prime, per Tennis365. “She did everything but win the match and the quality from both women were fantastic. “Everyone is going to compare the way she played at the US Open to here, but I think she played just as well as she did in New York.

“The reality is all the big points and big games, she managed to win in New York. It hasn’t happened here, but that’s why is such a brutal sport. “It’s a massive learning curve for Raducanu, but there are still so many positives to take from this match”.

Raducanu suffers another stunning collapse

After winning the first set, Raducanu started the second set with an early break and a 2-0 lead. Raducanu had a comfortable 6-3 3-1 lead, before Siniakova broke the Briton in the sixth and 10th game to overturn the deficit and force a decider.

Raducanu regrouped at the start of the third set as she led 5-3 through the opening eight games of the decider. Raducanu then suffered a stunning collapse as Siniakova claimed back-to-back breaks to overturn the deficit and complete a comeback win.

In the Indian Wells third round, Raducanu lost after failing to serve out for the match against Petra Martic. Raducanu has now lost two consecutive matches in which she had a chance to serve out for the match.