“Hope Everyone Gives Her the Space”: Andy Murray’s Mother Draws Similarities Between Him and Emma Raducanu

Published 09/18/2021, 7:53 AM EDT
Sep 11, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Emma Raducanu of Great Britain celebrates with the championship trophy after her match against Leylah Fernandez of Canada (not pictured) in the women’s singles final on day thirteen of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports


Emma Raducanu made headlines with her resounding victory at the 2021 US Open. The 18-year-old conquered her throne at the Flushing Meadows, beating the Canadian prodigy Leylah Fernandez in straight sets.

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The teen sensation broke several records as she won her maiden Grand Slam title. Hence, everyone around the globe was all praise for the youngster, including a fellow Brit who had something special to say.

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In quite a remarkable statement, Judy Murray, mother of the famous Murray brothers, drew comparisons between the US Open champion and the legendary British duo.

Judy Murray on her boys and Emma Raducanu

In an interview with Sky Sports News, Judy Murray discussed some parallels between her son, Andy Murray, and Emma. She recalled a memorable moment of the 2005 Wimbledon Championship, when Murray was ahead, two sets to none, against David Nalbandian, the then World No. 4.

Reflecting upon that time in history, Judy said, “That was the moment when his life changed.”

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)

She believes that once you start winning matches; you become public property. However, speaking of Emma, she added, “I hope everyone gives her the space and that it doesn’t overwhelm her.” 

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Undoubtedly, Judy is a fan of the teenager. Post Emma’s title-winning performance, she posted a special tweet congratulating the 18-year-old on her astonishing US Open campaign. Hence, she believes Raducanu is emerging to be a true inspiration for many back home and around the world.

Sep 11, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Emma Raducanu of Great Britain celebrates after her match against Leylah Fernandez of Canada (not pictured) in the women’s singles final on day thirteen of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Judy also stated that the LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) is making significant contributions to the growth of tennis in the United Kingdom. This would definitely allow more players to participate in the sport. Notably, she feels Raducanu’s recent achievement is a wonderful opportunity for the upliftment of tennis in the United Kingdom.

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Undoubtedly, the future is bright for Raducanu. However, with a dozen more titles and praises galore, how far will the sensational youngster go?

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a tennis author at Essentially Sports. 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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