"What Raducanu did in New York is very special" says Andy Murray

Andy Murray has praised fellow Brit Emma Raducanu for her unbelievable triumph in New York while he is playing the Rennes Challenger.

Emma Raducanu became the first British WTA winner of a Grand Slam since 1977 and the achievement has garnered widespread praise from people in all sorts of industries. Andy Murray is the latest one to heap praise on Raducanu and her achievement saying:

"It was incredible what she did there. I think for a lot of the people involved in British tennis, we knew she was extremely good."

Murray, who personally knows Raducanu, also said:

“She hadn’t competed for much for the last sort of 18 months with school and coronavirus and those sorts of things, but I think of Wimbledon everyone sort of got a bit of a glimpse of how good she could be.”

And while her breakout at Wimbledon was amazing nobody really expected Raducanu to do what she did in New York. Winning a grand slam as a qualifier is very hard because, before Raducanu, nobody ever did it. Murray also recalled the time he spent some time around her saying:

“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. But 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."

He finished up with:

“It’s great what she did and a huge opportunity for British tennis now.”

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