“She Won the US Open and…”: Andy Murray Admits of Being Jealous of Emma Raducanu

Published 10/28/2021, 10:30 AM EDT
Andy Murray of Great Britain smiles on court following his walkover in the Mens Singles semi final match against Milos Raonic of Canada on day six of the BNP Paribas Masters at Palais Omnisports de Bercy in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)


Former World No.1 Andy Murray recently lost to Carlos Alcaraz in the second round of the Vienna Open 2021. The rising star defeated him in straight sets and never really gave him a chance to bounce back. The final scoreline of the match was 6-3, 6-4.

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In Vienna, Murray gave an extraordinary first round performance as he battled past Hubert Hurkacz 6-4, 6-7(8), 6-3. Even though his run in Vienna came to an end, fans are hopeful that he will soon return to the court at the Paris Masters and Davis Cup Finals 2021.

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Andy Murray accepts that he is jealous of Emma Raducanu

In a recent promotional video for Vienna Open, Murray admitted that he is a little bit jealous of the US Open 2021 winner, Emma Raducanu. He stated that he is very envious of the fact that the 18-year-old can speak fluent Mandarin while he can’t do that.

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 TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

“I would love to speak Spanish because I think if you speak Spanish and English it is brilliant. However, I feel like that is very achievable, but one that isn’t is Mandarin. I saw Emma Raducanu speaking Mandarin after she won the US Open and I was very jealous of that,” said Murray.

Raducanu has connections with China since her mother hails from that country. It is because of this reason that she is fluent in Mandarin and gave a message in the language after lifting the US Open 2021 title.

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Murray feels that he won’t be able to learn Mandarin

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In the same video, Murray said that he would love to be able to speak fluent Spanish. Learning Mandarin seems a bridge too far for the Brit, as he admitted it is very difficult to learn.

Oct 10, 2021; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Andy Murray (GBR) hits a shot during his second round match against Carlos Alcaraz (ESP) in the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

“Yeah, I’d probably say Mandarin because I don’t think it is something that I would be able to learn whereas Spanish if I dedicated enough time to it, I could probably do it,” added the 3-time Grand Slam champion.

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Fans are wondering where Andy Murray will play after the Vienna Open 2021. Will he change his mind and decide to feature at the Davis Cup Finals 2021?

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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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