Mark Philippoussis highlights one thing about Emma Raducanu

Philippoussis weighs in on Raducanu undergoing multiple surgeries.

by Dzevad Mesic
Mark Philippoussis highlights one thing about Emma Raducanu

Mark Philippoussis says Emma Raducanu's stunning 2021 US Open win "was not a fluke" and also advised the Briton to put emphasis on getting stronger after multiple surgeries. Raducanu, 20, had surgeries on both wrists and her left ankle last month.

Raducanu is set to miss the entire grass season but some think we may not see the Briton until the 2024 season. When Raducanu gets the green light to resume gym and tennis activities, Philippoussis says the Briton should emphasize getting stronger.

Also, Philippoussis says Raducanu will "undoubtedly" find her game again as he described the Briton's US Open win as "unbelievable."

Philippoussis praises Raducanu, shares advice to the Briton

"Her focus should be taking care of the body, getting it as strong as possible after surgery.

She should start from there and build up her confidence moving wise - starting with the gym and then move to the court. From there she needs to start playing matches and grinding at the tournaments. She's a Grand Slam champion - she'll find her game again, without a doubt.

Her [US Open] win was not a fluke and what she did was unbelievable, it was crazy. It might be a blessing for her, but she's got to make the right decisions and have the right person [as her coach]," Philippoussis told Sky Sports.

Raducanu was trying to manage her wrists and ankle injuries for quite some time but it wasn't working as the Briton would often find herself in pain and discomfort. "It is safe to say the last 10 months have been difficult as I dealt with a recurring injury on a bone of both hands.

I tried my best to manage the pain and play through it for most of this year and end of last year by reducing practice load dramatically, missing weeks of training as well as cutting last season short to try [to] heal it. Unfortunately, it’s not enough," Raducanu said on March 3rd.

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