Emma Raducanu News

Apun94

Hall of Fame
topsy turvy WTA. Her USO was such an anomaly. it'll never happen again. At least we lived through it.
People on this forum are more topsy turvy than the WTA. When she wins, people anoint her as the new Serena and when she loses, she's a mug. Did you even watch the match to say such things?
 

Bambooman

Hall of Fame
Overall it wasnt a bad match by Raducanu. She played at a decent enough level. She's definitely a lot more consistent than at the start of the year. Kalinina was just really really good in sets 1 and 3 today.


I'm starting to wonder what the worst record is for a GS winner in the matches after. Emma has to be getting close to that. I say this merely as a matter of record with no malice.

I guess Andreescu also does not have a great one.
 

Topspin_80

Hall of Fame
I'm starting to wonder what the worst record is for a GS winner in the matches after. Emma has to be getting close to that. I say this merely as a matter of record with no malice.

I guess Andreescu also does not have a great one.
You can add Sofia Kenin.
 

a10best

Legend
People on this forum are more topsy turvy than the WTA. When she wins, people anoint her as the new Serena and when she loses, she's a mug. Did you even watch the match to say such things?
If I watched it that somehow validates my comment?
A loss is a loss for a lucky USO Champion who may never reach the same heights. Same for Leylah. Each had 256:1 odds.
Add Andrescu and Kenin to that list.
 

Topspin_80

Hall of Fame
Raducanu lost but not played a bad match, she just got outplayed by someone who is playing great tennis at this moment.

What I don't like of Raducanu, is that when she is winning everything is fine and dandy, soon as she starts losing, she starts showing pain a la Djokovic.

Today she lost the first set, but she found a way to go back into contention by way of an MTO, she won the 2nd, and she looked just fine, pain was gone.

The when she started losing the decider, pain resurfaced.

Not the first time she's doing it.
 

Apun94

Hall of Fame
If I watched it that somehow validates my comment?
A loss is a loss for a lucky USO Champion who may never reach the same heights. Same for Leylah. Each had 256:1 odds.
Add Andrescu and Kenin to that list.
And yet you would be the same person who would be saying that Radukanu is the next big thing if she reaches the quarters or semis of a slam. sheesh
 

a10best

Legend
And yet you would be the same person who would be saying that Radukanu is the next big thing if she reaches the quarters or semis of a slam. sheesh
That is not accurate. My older posts about her back then never said she is the next star or will win multiple majors. I congratulated her but her odds of winning the USO was as lucky as winning a $500 million lottery. She's a mirror image of the WTA the last few years. No dominant player.
Up and down performances by players after they win a major. They are extremely inconsistent in winning other tournaments let alone going deep in another major.
Osaka was the lone hope but she let bad incluential people in her camp and the social messages messed up her head. There's been bad stuff happening (actually worse) since tennis began.
 
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WarrenMP

Professional
Raducanu played a good match even though she lost. She still has a bright future. Her opponents are playing with extra incentive to beat her, which are not losing to a young player and beating a GS champion.
 
Raducanu played a good match even though she lost. She still has a bright future. Her opponents are playing with extra incentive to beat her, which are not losing to a young player and beating a GS champion.
Didn't she claim she was injured again? If at her young age she's already pretty much constantly injured, I don't think that indicates a very bright future for her.
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
Ever heard of Boris Becker?
Becker spent all his savings 4 years after he retired and live like a multibillionaire while he was worth only a $4-$6 million after retirement! Then Becker then got three divorces afterwards which did not help his financial matters! Bad business investments had him not paying income taxes to fund his lifestyle.
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
Didn't she claim she was injured again? If at her young age she's already pretty much constantly injured, I don't think that indicates a very bright future for her.
No more permanment tennis coach will aid in her being injury free in the future! Emma has temporary tennis cosch from England’s Lawn Tennis Association now! Seems to be working! It is free too! :giggle: (y)
 

Bambooman

Hall of Fame
Becker spent all his savings 4 years after he retired and live like a multibillionaire while he was worth only a $4-$6 million after retirement! Then Becker then got three divorces afterwards which did not help his financial matters! Bad business investments had him not paying income taxes to fund his lifestyle.
Maybe Boris could work out a deal to coach Raducanu for free as a way to make amends to Britain.
He's already got a cheap flat near the courts.
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
Maybe Boris could work out a deal to coach Raducanu for free as a way to make amends to Britain.
He's already got a cheap flat near the courts.
Becker is in prison! who in the British government can commute the prison sentence in the UK? Boris Johnson?
 

bitcoinoperated

Professional
Becker spent all his savings 4 years after he retired and live like a multibillionaire while he was worth only a $4-$6 million after retirement! Then Becker then got three divorces afterwards which did not help his financial matters! Bad business investments had him not paying income taxes to fund his lifestyle.

Got a rando waitress preggo so paying for that too. Not sure Boris can really be trusted to make good decisions around women.
 

a10best

Legend
And yet you would be the same person who would be saying that Radukanu is the next big thing if she reaches the quarters or semis of a slam. sheesh
lol.. no, I don't think so, Emma is okay and looks good when she win. I don't dislike her. I just won't put her at the same level as Osaka was.
My other WTA favorites and up and comers lose early sometimes too. Jabeur, Sakkari, Gauff & Teichman. Pegula is a fighter and exceeds expectations. Great focus and determination. Badosa and Iga are my favorites.
 
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King No1e

G.O.A.T.
Honestly think it's too early to make any predictions with Radu's career IMO. She's shown she can win on the biggest stages, so it wouldn't surprise me if she took some time to mature and did it again. She's also shown that USO21 was a one-off in a weak field, so it wouldn't surprise me if she fades out either.

Either way, no hate. All the fame and endorsements, and she hasn't shown any signs of turning into a Bouchard/Zverev type.
 

Bambooman

Hall of Fame
Bartoli retired in style.

Kenin is dragging ass with a 2-6 record in 2022. She's ranked 151. Way to go Sofi!
Sure but it took her way longer to win one and she fell apart right after. That make it a bit easier to go out in style.
On the other hand she tried to come back briefly and that was even messier than Clijsters latest effort.
 

makey98

Rookie
Djokovic won his first GS in 2008 and didn’t win his second until 2011. So the comments on one slam winner and all that seem to lack historical context of other champions…. Took Agassi 2 years, Serena 1 1/2 years. I am sure there are many other good examples. In the womens game today all the top 20+ have incredible ground strokes and can have a great ball striking day and beat nearly anyone. The lack of anyone in the womens game with a dominant first serve like Serena had makes it hard to consistently win without great mental attributes and other all court skills and game tactics that take time to develop in my opinion.
 

Dolgopolov85

G.O.A.T.
Djokovic won his first GS in 2008 and didn’t win his second until 2011. So the comments on one slam winner and all that seem to lack historical context of other champions…. Took Agassi 2 years, Serena 1 1/2 years. I am sure there are many other good examples. In the womens game today all the top 20+ have incredible ground strokes and can have a great ball striking day and beat nearly anyone. The lack of anyone in the womens game with a dominant first serve like Serena had makes it hard to consistently win without great mental attributes and other all court skills and game tactics that take time to develop in my opinion.
I agree partly. There are important differences too. Djokovic kept improving through 2007, beat Fed at Montreal and then lost in his maiden slam final in tough straight sets to Fed again. Agassi had already been to slam finals by the time he won RG in 92. Serena sprung a surprise at a slam level because her previous results hadn't suggested she would win USO in 99. But she had won Indian Wells that year, beating Graf who had described her tennis as incredible or some such superlative.

There was no such precedent in Raducanu's case barring an impressive fourth round finish in her first slam appearance as a pro at Wimbledon. What Raducanu did at USO is unprecedented. Hence why there is a large contingent that regards it as flukey. I wouldn't yet rule out the possibility that it will end up her only slam but yeah, I also think it's way too soon to write her off. For a player with very little prior clay court experience, her Madrid R16 finish is more respectable than other big name players who should have done better and she seemed to be putting together winning patterns again in her match against Kostyuk.

We will get a good indication at the end of this year. Let's say she finishes R4 again at Wimbledon and USO. Then there's no way she can be written off. For context, Swiatek managed a best finish of QF at RG last year and other than Rome Masters, didn't have any big titles to boast of. So, yeah, things can change quickly for these young players and Swiatek is further along the journey compared to Raducanu.

What I do not get is the sheer opprobrium on this thread and elsewhere on the net, which seems to stem out of resentment or jealousy which is weird. There is actually nothing to suggest she is not interested in tennis. She has been in some rather long three setters, if anything, this year. And the fact that she turned it around at Stuttgart and Madrid to notch up wins suggests that these losses didn't crush or demoralize her and that instead, she has learnt from them as a young player should. About the only thing that seemed off was firing Torben but after Madrid, I am unable to even say that was necessarily wrong. So beats me why people seem to have it out for someone who is largely trying to do the right things. Yeah, she got a potload of endorsement money, so what?
 

a10best

Legend
Djokovic won his first GS in 2008 and didn’t win his second until 2011. So the comments on one slam winner and all that seem to lack historical context of other champions…. Took Agassi 2 years, Serena 1 1/2 years. I am sure there are many other good examples. In the womens game today all the top 20+ have incredible ground strokes and can have a great ball striking day and beat nearly anyone. The lack of anyone in the womens game with a dominant first serve like Serena had makes it hard to consistently win without great mental attributes and other all court skills and game tactics that take time to develop in my opinion.
You said historical context. ok here ya' go and should not ever, ever compare any women today (except Serena or Venus, Henin, Clijsters)
Prior to AU 2008 win; Djokovic ;
2006 QF, French,
2007 4R AO (loss to Fed), SF French, SF Wimbledon, Final of USO
2008 - Wins AUS Open.

With him he was obviously knocking on the door and very consistent pre-first slam trophy and after;

And after that, Djokovic was very consistent at slams;
Slams: 4 Semifinals, 4 QF, and 1 Final.
Won the 2008 YE ATP Finals
Masters from 2008 to 2010; Won 3, 5-time finalists, 7 Semis.

This clearly shows he was consistently at the top BEFORE his epic run in 2011.

Agassi was also consistent. He made 4 slam semis and 3 finals before his first slam trophy in 92'

The problem is most WTA women who win their first slam were not always knocking on the door. They are inconsistent at subsequent slams and masters/premier events. It shows it was an anomaly. Except for Halep, Osaka, Muguruza and Kerber not many were on the cusp. The recent crop of WTA slam winners just break through out of nowhere and then can't get past 3rd to 4th rounds in future tournaments
 

canta_Brian

Hall of Fame
Sure but her endorsements may not last as long. Also her parents might blow her fortune.
UK inflation predicted to hit 10% by the end of the year. Those deals which looked like super yachts when she signed them won’t buy bread for her family in 12 months time ;)
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
It's not as noticable if it happens at the end of a career like Pennetta at the USO a few years ago! If you get an early major win like Ostapenko at the FO, expectations haunt the player! You can't live up to it most of the time! :whistle: :unsure::cautious::rolleyes::laughing:
yea but Ostepanko herself said that slam she was bit lucky, she just played in the Zone the entire tournament and that's never happened to her before. and she said she isn't sure if that will happen again...

And it is same with Raducanu, she was in the Zone the entire US open and not sure if she can produced that same tennis for another Slam, its possible but it is a Great uncertainty. and now that pressure is getting to her so much , she is getting injuries now that she didn't have before due to all the Stress
 

Dodd66

New User
When did she compete for Britain? Did she play in the Olympics?
Are we talking about Emma the person or Emma the tennis player.
She was raised in the UK from age 3 and did all of her tennis training in the UK with Bromley tennis club in London being her official club. So from a tennis standpoint she is a British player.
I don't care whether or not she renounced her Canadian citizenship. She left Canada at age three and didn't pick up a tennis racket until she was five, so she she had nothing to do with tennis while in Canada.
 
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Dodd66

New User
Emma is very marketable, she's very attractive and sorry to say objectification sells, I'm 14 years older than her and I'm into older Women anyway. Britain has a gem of a tennis player, what upsets me is that within the media's view in Britain players like Konta and Heather Watson will be forgotten, Konta held the torch of Woman's tennis for now at least 5 years.

Britain is not a great tennis nation for some reason, I think it's more to do with class issues that Tennis is seen as the sport for the "Upper crust" those who play water polo, inbreed and wear gold plated masks during Covid restrictions.

Football is the go to for our youngsters but I think more should be done to get the youngens into Tennis.
A large part of the reason that Britain so rarely produces great tennis players is that up until fairly recently the british game was built around doubles. When I was a youth I could not progress here because I hated doubles and could therefore never play for the county which back then was a necessary stepping stone to becoming ranked.
There was no internet where you could join the LTA online and search for graded singles tournaments that gave you ranking and rating. No college tenis program like they have in the USA (and there still isn't and never will be)
 
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