Emma Raducanu evaluates herself as a player: "I would honestly say like 35%"
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Emma Raducanu talked at her press conference about her loss to Iga Swiatek in the BNP Paribas Open, in Indian Wells. The British player claimed she is not even half as capable as a player than she is. Emma lost to Iga Swiatek 3-6, 1-6 in the round of 16 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.
In her post-game press conference, Emma said she was only 35% of who she hoped to be in the future. She explained: "Honestly I'd say about 35%, but I'm starting to get the job done right. There's a long way to go. Like when I tell you I didn't train, how I didn't train!
Physically I feel it will be one of my greatest assets. My team talked about it. I think I'm going to be, like, one of the top athletes on the tour, and that's going to be a big part of my game. Yeah, I'd say there's still a long way to go, but I'm definitely starting the job right now."
Emma on Iga Swiatek
Aboit Iga Swiatek, the British young star told: "Overall, I feel like physically she is much further ahead than I am at the moment.
I think I was able to stay competitive in the beginning of the first set, and then I think the first three games took, like, over 20 minutes. We were having some pretty epic rallies, and I think my defense got better. But that meant me running.
I think in those conditions, it's funny how I feel like you could be playing in, it could be two different matches, I feel. I played her in Stuttgart indoors, fast, clay, and I played her outdoor heavy at night on these courts.
Yeah, it was, for me, I felt like it was two different matches, like there, indoors, ball doesn't move around in the wind, it just goes through. Here, ball's moving a bit, you need to be in position." The number one in the world Iga Swiatek literally left only the crumbs to her opponent Emma Raducanu, in what many considered the day's match of the women's round of 16.
The British, winner of the Us Open 2021, tried but appeared very far from the current dominatrix of the women's Tour. At the press conference, the tennis player appeared very smiling and recounted her impressions: "The first set was very tight, I'm happy I was solid in the important moments of the match.
Then at the start of the second set I had a positive streak of 8 points. I gained great confidence and found energy and self-confidence."