Casper Ruud makes huge Emma Raducanu prediction ahead of Briton's comeback

Ruud backs Raducanu to have a bright future.

by Dzevad Mesic
Casper Ruud makes huge Emma Raducanu prediction ahead of Briton's comeback
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Casper Ruud thinks a healthy and fit Emma Raducanu could add more Grand Slams to her collection as the Norwegian tennis star has described the Briton's game as "explosive." Raducanu, who turned 21 last month, impressively became the first qualifier ever to win a Grand Slam when she won 10 matches at the 2021 US Open.

Since then, Raducanu's form and results have been marked by constant injuries and inconsistent results. In May, Raducanu put an end to her agony as the Briton had surgeries on both wrists and her right ankle. This month, former world No 10 Raducanu confirmed that her comeback is going to start at the ASB Classic in Auckland.

Ruud on Raducanu's future chances after three surgeries

“Is Emma fit again? Is she going to play Australia? She’s a potential to probably win another Slam I think, for sure. If she’s doing a good pre-season.

[Her game is] explosive. And I think also if you see her moving around on the court, she’s really good. When we watched her win the US Open, that was something that stood out. Her, [Iga Swiatek], I think it’s always impressive with girls that are able to slide around the court because that’s something that is not easy.

It requires to be fearless in a way and to be able to do it, it requires quite a bit of fitness. I saw she was hitting some incredible passing shots on the slide and stuff when she won, so that is what impressed me and of course she has all the shots in the bag.

I think she has potential because she can move well and hit the ball well," Ruud told Express-Sport. One of the main reasons why Raducanu didn't have much success in the last two years was her inability to stay healthy over a longer period of time.

Ahead of Raducanu's comeback, many believe staying healthy is going to be the key for the 21-year-old Briton's chances of fulfilling her potential.

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