Former coach of Serena Williams Rick Macci believes that Emma Raducanu could easily win more grand slams with the help of an experienced coach like himself.
Raducanu has been struggling to find her best tennis since winning the US Open in 2021. The Brit tried various things including several coaches but she can't properly find a good level because she's been injured often. There haven't been many months where she played tennis consecutively without her body breaking down and it's a problem because so much in tennis is related to confidence.
Speaking during a recent podcast appereance, Macci said:
“I believe that she can come back and be one of the best players in the world and win grand slams. It’s not where you start. It’s where you finish. Now, obviously what happened in New York, that wasn’t a fluke. You have to have the game. You have to have lots of other attributes to do something like that, and her mental strength could be her best asset even though now it’s probably kind of lopsided."
"But I love the technical part of our game. There’s nothing like a hole there say like Coco Gauff’s forehand. So the technical part is good. She’s authoritative. She can play through you. She has the game.“So I still believe in her. She’s very young. She has the game. She has the talent in my opinion. This thing can flip around. I don’t know who’s involved with her. I know they’ve shuffled the deck. How much of it is her, the people around her… but I’d love that opportunity. Don’t count her out.”
He also added that he would be open to help her as very few have the CV of Macci when it comes to developing talent:
“I’ve never met her – I would love to work with this young lady [Raducanu]. I could help her mentally. I know I could get this girl back on track. Her life has changed. But that doesn’t mean she has to change. Everything has changed around her, but it’s still her playing tennis. I don’t know her. Is she still that hungry, still that competitive? These are the questions that are going to be asked a lot, because people are always going to assume that’s why she’s not doing as well, because she has other interests, blah, blah, blah."
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