Andy Murray has described Emma Raducanu’s U.S. Open title as “very special” after she grew to become the primary British lady to win a Grand Slam singles title for 44 years on Saturday.
Nine years after Murray received the primary of his three Grand Slam titles on the U.S. Open, 18-year-old Raducanu surprised the tennis world by beating fellow teenager Leylah Fernandez in Flushing Meadows.
Raducanu, the primary qualifier ever to win a Grand Slam title, didn’t drop a set all through the match.
“It was incredible what she did there,” Murray, who himself ended Britain’s 76-year await a male Grand Slam champion when he beat Novak Djokovic within the 2012 remaining, instructed the BBC.
“What she did in New York was very special, a huge boost for British tennis and gives hopefully the governing bodies an opportunity to capitalise on that and get more and more kids involved in the sport. It’s great what she did and a huge opportunity for British tennis now.”
The 34-year-old Murray, who has lengthy shouldered the burden of British tennis, mentioned he knew how good Raducanu was when she reached the Wimbledon fourth spherical earlier this yr.
“I’ve spent a little bit of time around her on the practice court, but more so in the same building, training close to each other, and watching what she’s doing, and she’s obviously really, really good,” the previous world primary mentioned.