Raducanu's coaching set-up dubbed a 'strange situation' as priority not given with LTA coach Louis Cayer
Emma Raducanu has been cycling through coaches after winning the US Open splitting with Andrew Richardson and since going through Torben Beltz before the clay-court season.
But now without a coach, the World No.12 has been receiving support from Louis Cayer and Iain Bates from the LTA but according to men's doubles number one, Joe Salisbury, he sees it as a 'strange situation'.
“Louis has said the doubles guys are still his priority so whether that changes at all we’ll see. It’s a bit of a strange situation that he has got on with Emma at the moment where he’s helping her out but not really her coach, which I guess is the same as what he does for us," said Salisbury.
“But we can have other coaches travelling with us but it’s a lot of players to manage and he’s not always going to be able to be at all the practices and matches. I can’t speak for her whether she will be happy.”
“I think Louis is trying to balance it all. He told us at the very start when it happened, the doubles guys will get priority," corroborated Neal Skupski.
“So normally, with Louis, there's a priority like done on ranking. So if someone has a practice, Joe is No 1 at the moment. So he'll get the first time for Louis. And then if he's at nine o'clock, then I'll try and go at 10 or 11.
“So we're not at the same time and then it'll be the next person in line in the rankings. And then Emma's next.. So I mean, it's been working out. There's been no trouble at the moment.”