Emma Raducanu calls Carlos Alcaraz a source of inspiration

The returning British tennis player, who will play the 4th round at Wimbledon tomorrow, confessed to taking inspiration from the young Spaniard

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Emma Raducanu calls Carlos Alcaraz a source of inspiration
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Seeds are falling like rain in the women's singles at Wimbledon, which is why Emma Raducanu can really dream big. The young British player, who yesterday qualified for the 4th round of the Championships, is living a dream in London; tomorrow's match against Australian Lulu Sun could be worth the quarter-finals of the tournament. A tournament that had already lost Aryna Sabalenka on the eve and that today said goodbye to two other contenders: Iga Swiatek and Ons Jabeur.

Emma Raducanu
Emma Raducanu© Getty Images Sport - Julian Finney
 

The British player revealed in a press conference that she takes inspiration from the young Spanish champion Carlitos Alcaraz. A great source of inspiration for Emma, ​​who is back to playing at a high level three years after her triumph at the 2021 US Open.

"I watched the match between Carlos Alcaraz and Frances Tiafoe before going on court. It was incredible tennis, very fun to watch. In the last two matches, I watched Carlos, and it was nice to see him before my match. There are moments when you try to imitate certain shots or something," she said.

Emma Raducanu
Emma Raducanu© Getty Images Sport - Julian Finney
 

The 21-year-old set Centre Court alight with a splendid performance, which allowed her to beat top-10 Maria Sakkari with a clear score of 6-2, 6-3.

"You don't know how happy I am that a lot of the work this week has been rewarded. This has always been one of my great strengths. I step up, I love challenges and I try to overcome them. I think it's something I've done since I was very young. In the last two years I haven't been able to play at a great level. I knew that Maria wouldn't let me lead the exchanges or make a lot of mistakes, I was aware that I had to take advantage of the opportunities that would be there. What I'm most happy about is the level I showed, I can't wait to step on the court in my next match. Obviously it's incredible. You work day after day, but you never know when everything will pay off and you'll reap the rewards. After many losses on the tour, sometimes it's complicated to stay in the moment, keep working, get back up," she explained

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