Rising British star Emma Raducanu named Andy Murray as her dream coach. During a media day at the Indian Wells Masters, Raducanu was asked who would be her dream coach. Raducanu, 19, thinks Murray has got a great knowledge about the game and would definitely help her.
“Also Andy because he’s really good at breaking down the game,” Raducanu said. “I feel like his insight and knowledge would be really helpful and I’d love to hear it”.
Raducanu handling the adversity well
Raducanu hasn't had an ideal start to the year but she won't complain about her recent struggles and health setbacks.
“Still trying to figure it out, everything is very new and it’s going to take a while to really settle into it,” she said. “I kind of accept that it’s not going to be the smoothest ride, it’s going to be bumpy.
What can I do about it? I feel like I’ve been kind of put in a scenario that’s not really been done before and I’m just figuring it out as I go along”. Meanwhile, Murray would be open to giving Raducanu advice.
Raducanu suffered a surprise second round defeat to Danka Kovinic after being hampered by blisters. In Guadalajara, Raducanu retired her opener mid-match due to a hip injury. When Murray was asked if he would be open giving Raducanu advice, he said he would.
“I don’t think that I’m necessarily the right person to be giving advice on those things,” he said. “She has her team that she’s working with, that she will trust to help her through those moments.
“If she wanted to know my advice, I’m sure she would message or speak to me and contact me, and I’d be more than happy to chat, but I’m not just going to dish out advice on that”. Raducanu currently works with Angelique Kerber's ex-coach, Torben Beltz.