US Open champion Emma Raducanu has been feeling "creeped out" ever since a stalker visited her home three times, per The Daily Mail. Amrit Magar, who worked as an Amazon delivery driver, was found guilty of stalking Raducanu.
On one occasion, Magar stole Raducanu's father shoes. Magar stole the shoes as a souvenir because he thought those were of the 2021 US Open champion. "Since all this has happened, I have felt creeped out. I feel very apprehensive if I go out, especially if I am on my own," Raducanu was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.
'"Because of this, I feel like my freedom has been taken away from me. I am constantly looking over my shoulder. I feel on edge and worried this could happen again. I don't feel safe in my own home which is where I should feel safest."
Raducanu to move to a new home
"I want to move to a new house with better security because I am worried he might come back as he knows where my home is," mentioned Raducanu. Meanwhile, Raducanu's Australian summer finished with a first round exit in Sydney and a second round appearance at the Australian Open.
Tim Henman, a former British No. 1, urged everyone to be patient with Raducnau. “So it’s been hard, but I love her attitude. I love her work ethic. There are going to be lots of opportunities ahead for Raducanu," Henman said.
“I think it's a similar conversation with a lot of young players like Jannik Sinner or Carlos Alcaraz. We need to be patient. “Emma is the least experienced of all these players, she's barely played a handful of professional tournaments and is only in her third Grand Slam.
“Yes, she's already won one, but she certainly needs time to develop and learn her trade and improve all aspects of a game and if she does that, then sure she's going to win many more big titles in the future."