Murray says he'll offer Raducanu advice if she wants his help

Former World No.1 Andy Murray stated he would be happy to talk with British tennis star Emma Raducanu about managing her injuries, but only if she wanted his advice.

Raducanu was forced to retire in her opening round match at the Abierto Akron Zapopan, citing a left thigh injury as the match exceeded over three hours and 30 minutes. Furthermore, the 19-year suffered blisters on her left hand that played a role in her second round loss at the Australian Open in January.

Questions have also been raised over the Brit’s persistent injury problems of late and whether there is reason to be concerned. Like Raducanu, Murray also contended with multiple physical problems early in his career but has gone on to become a three-time major winner, two-time Olympic champion and is a former world number one.

The two-time Wimbledon champion stressed that he’d be more than willing to speak with the teenager but only if she wanted his help.

“I don’t think that I’m necessarily the right person to be giving advice on those things,” said Murray. “She has her team that she’s working with, that she will trust to help her through those moments.

“If she wanted to know my advice, I’m sure she would message or speak to me and contact me, and I’d be more than happy to chat, but I’m not just going to dish out advice on that.”

Raducanu is scheduled to compete at Indian Wells in a few weeks, and will hope to improve on last year's first round exit.

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