Emma Raducanu ‘will go through a lot of coaches’ after whirlwind breakthrough

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Emma Raducanu will go through a series of coaches during her career, Mark Petchey has predicted. The 18-year-old is still looking for a new coach after parting ways with Andrew Richardson, the man who helped her to win the US Open title.

Petchey worked with Raducanu twice before her rise to stardom, and he was unsurprisingly surprised by her historic win in New York.

“I knew she was a good player, I knew she was going to be top 50 fairly soon, but did anyone think she was going to win a Slam from qualifying – no,” the tennis commentator and analyst said.

“I think it’s off the charts. It’s the stuff of dreams, it’s movie-making, usually there’s this step-by-step, and preparing for this moment. It’s very unique.”

Petchey believes it could be a tough task for Raducanu to find the right coach following a Grand Slam win so early on in her career.

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“Especially when dealing with something so unique as an 18-year-old who’s won a Grand Slam and also wants to have a good conversation,” Petchey said. “And I think, to be honest, that Emma will go through a lot of coaches during her career.

“Because she will take what she needs from someone and she will find someone else who will be good for something else. She’s very proactive about the way she wants to build her game.

“People need to understand that there will be a lot of collaborations during her career, rather than the ‘hiring’ and ‘firing’ of a coach. It feels so personal, and people need to stop getting hung up on hiring and firing.”

It appears that the teen has stepped up her quest for a new coach, and has reportedly lined up a trial period with the former coach of fellow British player Johanna Konta.

Esteban Carril helped Johanna Konta break into the world’s top 10, starting outside the top 100, and The Telegraph report he is set to spend time working with Raducanu.

The Spaniard helped Konta to reach the Australian Open semi-finals in 2016, and inside the top 10 in the rankings.

He is also a coach closely associated with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), and Raducanu has previously worked with multiple LTA coaches.

The Brit is next scheduled to take to the court at the Transylvanian Open starting next week.

In December, the world number 24 will travel to Dubai to play the Mubadala Tennis Championships in Abu Dhabi.

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