Emma Raducanu admits that she has «always admired» Andy Murray, adding that the three-time Grand Slam champion is excellent when he needs advice. Raducanu, 20, has been making headlines in British tabloids and newspapers ever since she stunningly won the 2021 US Open as a qualifier.
This year, Raducanu faced a lot of scrutiny from the British media due to his results and constant injuries. Murray, now 35 and past his prime, once held Raducanu’s current job. “It’s good to talk to Andy Murray because he’s been through a lot of what I’ve been through.
I have always admired him and have seen him win his first Wimbledon and the Olympic Games,» Raducanu told Grazia magazine.
Murray’s advice to Raducanu
This offseason, Raducanu worked out with Andy Murray’s former strength and conditioning coach, Jez Green.
But since Green has a full-time job with Dominic Thiem, their partnership was likely part-time. Asked what his advice would be for Raducanu, Murray said he should find a good coach and then give the association time to succeed.
In addition, Murray pointed out that it is very important for Raducanu to improve his physical condition to avoid constant injuries in the future. «Giving time to any partnership is key. I think with any relationship, whether it’s strength and conditioning or tennis, it’s about making sure you spend enough time with that person to make a difference. Unless you really put the time, it’s hard to tell the difference.
So if they (Emma Raducanu and Jez Green) spend enough time together, I’m sure it would help. If it’s not Jez, then a full-time strength and conditioning coach would be helpful for her. Try to improve your physicality and avoid discomfort and injury, and the best way to do that is to get stronger and have someone around her more consistently,» Murray said.
Meanwhile, Raducanu parted ways with coach Dmitry Tursunov in October and has yet to announce his coach for the 2023 season.