Emma Raducanu Expresses Desire to Meet NBA Legend Michael Jordan and F1 Great Daniel Ricciardo

Published 09/20/2021, 1:00 PM 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: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports


Following her triumph at the Flushing Meadows, Emma Raducanu is being chased by news reporters, journalists and fans from all across the globe. While the British teenager is in high-demand after her astonishing run, who would she like to meet, given the opportunity?

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In an exclusive interview with the LTA, Raducanu revealed three names with whom she wishes to have dinner with.

Emma Raducanu’s special guests at the dinner table

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Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – FIA News conference – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 17, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo ahead of the French grand prix REUTERS/Yves Herman

In an interview with LTA (Lawn Tennis Association), Emma disclosed some remarkable names she’d like to have dinner with. Raducanu defines herself as a constant snacker and eats all the time. To start with, she wants the F1 driver, Daniel Ricciardo up for a snack. She stated, “I’m quite into F1, so that’s also exciting. I’d just love to hear more about it.” Raducanu’s love for F1 is no surprise.

Furthermore, the 18-years-old also wishes to spend some quality time with the American legend, Michael Jordan, one of the greatest basketball player of all time. Emma considers Jordan as her inspiration and would love to hear inside stories about his game. Raducanu also watched the documentary ‘The Last Dance’, which is based on the story of the glorious Michael Jordan.

“The third would probably be Tom Keene from Bloomberg,” she added. “I think because I did my A-levels in Economics I was having to keep up to speed up with all the latest news. He made it in a way, using analogies that was relatable and actually quite funny and very understandable.” Thomas Keene is TV host, Radio personality and editor at Bloomberg.

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Raducanu’s run at US Open 2021

Sep 11, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Leylah Fernandez of Canada (L)and Emma Raducanu of Great Britain (R) pose at the net prior to their match 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

At US Open 2021, Emma Raducanu did the unimaginable. Coming from the qualifying stages, she advanced into the finals of her second ever Grand Slam. In the finals, she handsomely beat the Canadian prodigy Leylah Fernandez in straight sets. Raducanu registered her first major slam title at the Flushing Meadows.

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The British sensation has become a superstar after winning the US Open at the age of just 18. She exhibited complete dominance at the US Open and won the tournament without even dropping a set.

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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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