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A chance which can’t be missed

Andy Murray, a triple Slam title winner, reckons Emma Raducanu’s US Open triumph is a “huge opportunity for British tennis”.

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 Andy Murray

Raducanu, 18, the first British woman to win a major since Virginia Wade won Wimbledon in 1977, also became the only qualifier in history to win a Slam at Flushing Meadows at the weekend.

Murray, who won the 2012 US Open and competing in the Rennes Open after his five-set opening round US Open defeat against Stefanos Tsitsipas, the world No.3, said: “It was incredible what she did there. 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 former world No.1, troubled by hip problems in recent years, added that he “knew she was extremely good” and that her run to the last 16 at Wimbledon the summer gave a “glimpse of how good she could be”.

Murray added: “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.”

Former British Fed Cup captain Judy Murray, Andy’s mum, added: “She’s smart, she’s engaging. She is going to be a wonderful poster girl for sport and for tennis. I’m absolutely sure that what she’s done and the way that she engages is going to attract many more girls into tennis.

“She’s burst into our consciousness. It’s a huge opportunity for British tennis to really take advantage of that and open the sport up to as many girls as possible. We need to take the sport to new audiences, places where it currently doesn’t exist and where there’s very little of it.”

Sue Barker, a French Open champion and now TV presenter, said the Lawn Tennis Association has to “harness” Raducanu’s triumph.

Barker said: “”She will identify with all these kids, she will be the idol of these youngsters growing up.”

* Quotes from BBC.






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