Raducanu didn’t drop a set all through the event in New York this month as she beat Leylah Fernandez to develop into the primary British lady to win a serious singles title for 44 years
British tennis should capitalise on Emma Raducanu’s U.S. Open triumph and make the game extra accessible to make sure the wait for an additional Grand Slam champion shouldn’t be too lengthy, former world primary Andy Murray mentioned.
Raducanu didn’t drop a set all through the event in New York this month as she beat Leylah Fernandez to develop into the primary British lady to win a serious singles title for 44 years.
Murray himself ended Britain’s 76-year anticipate a male Grand Slam champion when he overcame Novak Djokovic within the 2012 ultimate at Flushing Meadows.
“For a country that hosts the biggest tennis tournament in the world and certainly not lacking in money, that’s not really good enough,” Murray, who will play within the Moselle Open in Metz in a while September 21, informed reporters, referring to the Wimbledon championships.
“Now should be an opportunity to try to make sure it’s not another huge wait. They need to try to take the opportunity.”
The three-times Grand Slam champion mentioned tennis in Britain needed to change its picture of being unique.
“If your image is that it’s a rich person’s sport and it’s too expensive to play, I’m sure that it potentially puts people off, parents as well, getting their kids into it,” he mentioned.
Murray mentioned he wouldn’t give Raducanu recommendation with out being requested by the 18-year-old.
“I never really liked it when all of the ex-British players were always wading in after every win and loss about what you should be doing, what you shouldn’t be doing,” Murray mentioned.
“I found it incredibly irritating and still do. I don’t want to be that person.”