Emma Raducanu continues her trial with coach Dmitry Tursunov this week as she wants to give herself more time before making the final decision. Two weeks ago in Washington, Tursunov joined Raducanu. Last week in Toronto, Raducanu was not with Tursunov as the Russian coach had something planned beforehand.
This week in Cincinnati, Raducanu joins Tursunov again. “He is here, we are continuing the [coaching] trial,” Raducanu said. “Mostly, we just need to see how we work with each other, how we complement each other.
That’s it, I guess. It’s too soon to say that».
Raducanu takes his time before announcing the new coach
Raducanu started the 2022 season with Torben Beltz on his coaching staff. In late April, Raducanu announced his decision to part ways with Beltz.
Raducanu has changed several managers over the last year and it is clear that he is now taking his time before deciding who to hire full-time. Meanwhile, Raducanu prepares to defend 2,000 points at the US Open. Raducanu is currently the 13th ranked player in the world with 2,742 points.
If Raducanu loses early at the US Open, he could lose a huge number of points and experience a big drop in the rankings. But Raducanu insists that he is not worried about that at the moment. «I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been asked this question,» Raducanu said.
“If I lose 2,000 points so be it, I’ll start again from the bottom. I know I can do something that no one else has done. I qualified and won the US Open, so I can start from the beginning, I can start from scratch and I’m not afraid of that.
I just think that everything that’s going on right now probably just meant being on my journey and I need to go through those stages of development at some point because I’ve missed them. I went from playing 25k to winning the US Open.»