Emma Raducanu Reveals Her Impending Wish Involving Andy Murray and Wimbledon

Published 05/25/2022, 3:48 PM EDT

19-year-old British tennis sensation Emma Raducanu suffered a shocking loss today in the second round at the French Open. She was playing against the Russian tennis player Aliaksandra Sasnovich. Before her second-round match, she felt really confident about her ability.

Now, she has to focus on Wimbledon, where she gained immense popularity last year by reaching the round of 16. In a recent interview, she talked about playing doubles at Wimbledon with her dream partner, Andy Murray. 


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Emma Raducanu talks about playing doubles with Andy Murray 

No.12 in the WTA rankings, Raducanu recently talked to Elle UK about her dream doubles partner at Wimbledon. “Just once in my life, I’d love to play doubles with Andy Murray at Wimbledon. I remember my first trip to Wimbledon with my coach and another player who was my age. We were asking everyone for their autographs–and I mean everyone! I’ve still got photographs from that day,” Raducanu revealed. 

Previously also, the Brit talked about getting all the insights from Murray about tennis. Moreover, she liked the idea of having 2-time Wimbledon champion by her side for future tournaments. Is it possible for Murray to grant Emma’s wish to play doubles at Wimbledon this year? We will have to wait and see. 

Raducanu lost her momentum since winning the US Open in 2021

Last year, she achieved great success when she won the US Open title at just 18. Moreover, she was the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam tournament. However, since then, she completely lost her momentum as a tennis player. Also, she suffered a lot of unfortunate injuries during that time period. 

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Earlier, she didn’t have a great Australian Open, as she lost in the second round. Before the French Open, she played a few tournaments, like the Stuttgart Open, Madrid Open, and the Italian Open. She only looked good at the Stuttgart Open, where she reached the quarter-final.

But that was the only good result for her during the entire clay-court season. Then, she suffered a back issue at the Madrid Open and then pulled out during her first match at the Italian Open. 


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Now she suffered another loss during the second round at the French Open as well. She started the match pretty well, as she won the first set by 6-3. After that, she completely lost focus on the match, losing both sets miserably. 


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Now, it will be interesting to see if she can regain some of her form back at this year’s Wimbledon, as it will be her home Grand Slam. 

Can Emma go far at Wimbledon this year? Let us know in the comments. 



Debkinkar Maity

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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.

Edited By: Arunaditya Aima