Emma Raducanu coach approach ‘very confusing’ to Roland Garros legend Chris Evert
Chris Evert has explained that she would find it very confusing to be Emma Raducanu while trying to work with multiple coaches.
The British number one split from coach Andrew Richardson less than two weeks after he helped guide her to the US Open title in October.
Raducanu then hired Torben Beltz in November, the German coach having made his name taking Angelique Kerber to world number one and two Major trophies.
The Brit then ended that partnership after working with Beltz for just five months,
After Raducanu prompted reactions from the likes of John McEnroe with her decisions, 18-time singles Slam champion and Warner Bros. Discovery expert Evert gave her view on the teen’s journey to find the right coaching pairing.
She said: “Everybody’s goal and everybody’s dream is to find that right person who can be your coach.
“Obviously [Raducanu] has not found the right person, it’s very radical what she is doing.
“She has three or four people that are helping her.
“For me, that would be very confusing.”
Evert added how she preferred to keep things simple when she was on tour.
If she needed help in a particular area, such as her serve, Evert would bring in someone to help with that specific need.
But the seven-time Roland Garros singles champion emphasised that Raducanu is following her own path, and that is good.
She continued: “It is whatever works for her, I cannot make any judgements.
“But I do think at some point she will have one coach.
“Because I think she will figure it out that it is easier mentally, emotionally and physically just to have one person that you can really trust, answer to, and collaborate with.”
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