Andy Murray Refuses to Comment on Emma Raducanu’s Coaching Situation

Published 10/22/2021, 2:35 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 26, 2021 Britain’s Andy Murray during a press conference Pool via REUTERS/Florian Eisele


Andy Murray’s journey at ATP Antwerp 2021 ended in the second round against Diego Schwartzman. Despite putting on an emphatic show in the previous round, Murray couldn’t progress past the Argentinian. In the post-match press conference, the former World No. 1 was asked about US Open champion, Emma Raducanu.

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When asked to comment on Raducanu’s new coach, Andy gave a curt reply. Without even speaking a few lines, Murray decided to give a one-word answer. Clearly, the three-time Grand Slam champion doesn’t poke his head in someone else’s business.

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Andy Murray on Emma Raducanu’s new coach

Murray faced second-seed Diego Schwartzman of Argentina in the Round of 16. The pair had never faced each other before. However, Schwartzman certainly decoded the former champion’s game and subsequently won the match in straight sets. In the post-match press conference, Murray was asked to comment on Raducanu’s coaching situation.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 05: Andy Murray (GBR) in action during the second round of the Wimbledon Championships, on July 5, 2017, at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England. (Photo by Cynthia Lum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

One of the question popped up was, Emma Raducanu is looking for new coach, is there any advice you could give to her?” To this, Andy Murray straightforwardly said, NO.” 

Raducanu’s win in September ended a 44-year drought for any British woman at the US Open. Being one of the greatest British players on the circuit, Murray is frequently asked about Raducanu. However, the former World No. 1 had recently said to BBC Sport that he wouldn’t be “wading in” with unsolicited advice for Raducanu.

As a player, Andy never liked when former British players commented on every development in his career and doesn’t want to repeat that with the rising star. He did mention, however, that should she need any advice or help, he’d be available at the other end of the phone.

Raducanu to partner with Esteban Carril

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Emma Raducanu lifted the greatest title of her career at the Flushing Meadows. Beating Leylah Fernandez in the finals, Raducanu became the first tennis player to win a Grand Slam coming from qualifying stages.

Oct 6, 2021; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Emma Raducanu (GBR) plays on the practice courts during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

After a successful US Open, Emma Raducanu parted ways with coach Andrew Richardson. She then worked with former British No. 1, Jeremy Bates, ahead of Indian Wells. However, recently Raducanu has decided to pair up with Esteban Carril on a temporary basis.

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Carril is Johanna Konta’s former coach and under his guidance, Konta won 15 straight matches and also cruised inside the top 10 rankings. It’ll be interesting to see how the partnership between Raducanu and Carril develops.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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