Emma Raducanu receives key advice from Andy Murray to reignite career
Andy Murray has urged Emma Raducanu to pick a coach and stick with them if she ever wants to see lasting improvement.
Raducanu burst onto the scene in 2020 when she won the US Open to become the first ever qualifier to win a major.
Her career has stalled since then, although many have put that down to her inability to find a coach she enjoys working with.
Raducanu has worked with Dmitry Tursunov, Torben Beltz, Iain Bates, Andrew Richardson and Nigel Sears since winning the US Open. Jez Green, Murray’s former fitness coach, has just joined her team as well, although he also works with Dominic Thiem so it’s a part-time arrangement.
Murray, though, believes the time has come for Raducanu to knuckle down and put in the ground work to see some lasting improvement.
“I think with any relationship, whether it’s strength and conditioning or tennis, it’s making sure you’re spending enough time with that person to really make a difference,” Murray said.
“Unless you really dedicate the time, it’s difficult to make a difference. So if they (Emma Raducanu and Jez Green) get to spend enough time together, I’m sure that would be helpful.
“If it’s not Jez, then a strength and conditioning coach full time would be helpful for her.
“Try to improve the physical side and avoid the niggles and injuries, and the best way to do that is to get stronger and have someone around you more consistently.”
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