Agent Max Eisenbud reveals Tim Henman was assisting Emma Raducanu during the Briton's stunning 2021 US Open win. After winning her first Grand Slam title as an 18-year-old qualifier at the 2021 US Open, Raducanu shockingly fired coach Andrew Richardson.
To this day, some are still baffled by the decision Raducanu made shortly after writing tennis history at Flushing Meadows two years ago. But Eisenbud - who is representing Raducanu - has defended the 20-year-old by claiming that the Briton was assisted by Henman and her dad en route to winning the 2021 US Open.
“Andrew Richardson is a great guy and a very good coach and he was definitely part of that success, but so was Tim Henman, who was really helping her a lot. And quite frankly, her dad was the one putting in a lot of the game plans for the matches," Eisenbud said on The Tennis Podcast.
Eisenbud defends Raducanu's coaching changes
Since coming on the Tour in mid-2021, Raducanu has worked with five different coaches. Some believe Raducanu's frequent coaching changes are to blame for what's been happening since her 2021 US Open win.
But Eisenbud doesn't see a really major problem there and has indicated that frequent coaching changes will continue for Raducanu. "It's probably going to be like that for the rest of her career. That's what's comfortable for them.
I'm not saying it is right or wrong, but that is the way they have done it, and I think it is fine to do things differently. All the way up through the juniors, they never had coaches a long time, so, for them, that's calm waters - having a coach for four to five months and then going on to someone else.
Emma and her dad have their own philosophy," Eisenbud explained. After splitting with coach Sebastian Sachs in April, Raducanu hasn't yet announced a new coach.