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Emma Raducanu’s agent defends the coaching change

Emma Raducanu’s agent defended the way the player works after she was criticized for changing trainers so often.

In 2021, when he was only 18, the 20-year-old won the US Open. In the last two years, he has worked with five trainers.

Max Eisenbud, the senior vice president of IMG, told The Tennis Podcast that Raducanu and her father Ian have been successful with this strategy.

“It’s likely to stay that way for the rest of her career. “That’s what makes them feel good,” he said.

“I’m not saying it’s right or wrong, but that’s how they’ve always done it, and I don’t see a problem with that.”

Raducanu’s first coach was Nigel Sears, but he left soon after she got to the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2021. After that, she was coached by Andrew Richardson, who led her to her famous win at Flushing Meadows.

Torben Beltz was hired in November 2021, but he left in April 2022. He was replaced by Dimitri Tursunov, who told Raducanu about “red flags” and possible problems if he kept listening to too many people.

She broke up with Sebastian Sachs last month.

Raducanu had surgery on both of his arms and one of his ankles in May, and he won’t be able to play again until later this year.

“Raducanu’s roundabout of buses”
Eisenbud said that changing teachers has worked well for Raducanu since she was a junior.

“Her dad and Emma run everything to do with coaching,” he said.

“Ever since they were young, they’ve never had the same coach for a long time, so having a coach for four to five months and then moving on to someone else is like a calm sea for them.


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