Andy Murray calls on tennis bodies to capitalise on Emma Raducanu's fairytale US Open win
Many British tennis players and tennis fans were happy to see Emma Raducanu become the first female British tennis player to win a grand slam after Wade did it in 1977. Murray was asked about the historic achievement at the Rennes challenger and he said:
“What she did in New York was very special, a huge boost for British tennis and gives hopefully the governing bodies an opportunity to capitalise on that and get more and more kids involved in the sport. It’s great what she did and a huge opportunity for British tennis now.”
Murray has always been outspoken about wanting to see many more people play tennis especially in his native United Kingdom where the sport enjoys popularity albeit not nearly enough compared to some other sports. Murray also recalled the time he saw Raducanu in person:
"I’ve spent a little bit of time around her on the practice court but more so in the same building, training close to each other and watching what she’s doing and she’s obviously really, really good. I think for a people in British tennis, we knew she was extremely good. She hadn’t competed much for the last sort of 18 months or so with school and coronavirus and those sorts of things but I think, at Wimbledon, everyone sort of got of a bit of a glimpse of how good she could be."