Andy Murray’s Mother Hits Out at Rugby Coach After Comments on Emma Raducanu

Published 11/09/2021, 4:51 AM EST
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


18-year-old Emma Raducanu shocked the entire world after becoming the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam in the history of tennis. She won the US Open 2021 title and interestingly, didn’t drop a single set there.

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However, since then, Raducanu has not played some really great tennis. She suffered a first-round exit at the Indian Wells 2021 and then failed to reach beyond the quarter-finals at the Transylvania Open 2021.

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Andy Murray’s mother backs Emma Raducanu after Eddie Jones’ remarks

Recently, England Rugby Union’s head coach, Eddie Jones talked exclusively about Raducanu. He criticized her by commenting that the British girl didn’t succeed after her US Open 2021 victory because of too many distractions.

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 25: Jamie Murray, Judy Murray and Andy Murray attend the “Andy Murray: Resurfacing” world premiere at the Curzon Bloomsbury on November 25, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

However, reacting to these comments, TV presenter, Gabby Lagon, tweeted in Raducanu’s favour. She wrote, “Unbelievably unfair and not even remotely comparable. She is 18 in her first six months of being pro and she made the second week of Wimbledon and won the US Open having never played on the tour. Imagine an 18-year-old rugby player winning a World Cup having never played a club game.”  

Even Andy Murray’s mother, Judy Murray, came in support of Raducanu and hit out at the Rugby coach. She replied to Lagon’s message and tweeted, “Beautifully put Gabby.”

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Raducanu will begin her Linz Open 2021 campaign today

Raducanu will kick off her Linz Open 2021 campaign against China’s Wang Xinyu today. The Chinese player is a qualifier but has played some really brilliant tennis at the tournament so far.

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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

It is for the first time when the two players will be crossing the path of each other at any tournament. As a result, their head-to-head battle stands at 0-0 right now.

Fans have huge expectations from Emma Raducanu and want her make an incredible comeback at the Linz Open 2021. Will she be able to end her 2021 season on a high?

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 1000 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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