‘She can win more Slams’ – Legendary coach backs Emma Raducanu to enjoy more Grand Slam glory
Patrick Mouratoglou believes Emma Raducanu “has a good team” and “is on the right track” to win more Grand Slam titles, but urges patience as he feels excessive pressure may damage her career.
19-year-old British sensation Raducanu shocked the world when she became the first qualifier to ever win a Grand Slam title at the US Open, doing so without dropping a single set.
Raducanu has struggled for consistency since her historic Flushing Meadows success. She has only managed to secure successive match wins just once in the seven months since. Although she has been heavily hampered by numerous injuries.
Enjoying her first full season on the WTA Tour, Raducanu claimed impressive first round victories at both the Australian Open and the Indian Wells Masters but was eliminated in the second round on both occasions.
Serena Williams’ coach Mouratoglou said “everything happened so fast and I don’t feel as though she has the basis to be under so much pressure.
“She has a very good game and she’s a great athlete. She showed some incredible mental strength because what she did at the US Open is something special.
“It is always special to win a Grand Slam, but the way she did it was really special. On the other hand, it happened so fast, like if you ask her ‘how did you do it?’ I’m sure she can’t answer that,” he claimed.
“I feel like she’s going through a really tough time but the way she handles it is great. She doesn’t show any weaknesses.
“She’s fighting and doing her best every day and she’s probably thinking ‘step-by-step I’m going to build my tennis to be consistently playing at that level.’
“I think she’s on the right track. She has a good team and you can see she’s putting in the work,” the Frenchman continued.
“You guys will have to be very patient with her because if she’s exposed to too much pressure, it’s going to hurt her and that might impact her career.
“I think she can win more Grand Slams but it’s very early to win some others for her because she played without any pressure and suddenly all the pressure came so she’s not the same player as she was months before the US Open,” Mouratoglou expressed.
“When you’re under pressure your weaknesses show so she’s not ready for that now, that’s what I think. Will she be in the future? I think so.
“If she’s able the maintain the mindset she has at the moment with the work she’s putting in, I think she has the game, the physical ability and the mental strength to do it in the future.”
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