Emma Raducanu couldn’t compete in her opening round at the 2023 Madrid Open owing to a hand injury. This left corner World No. 1 Andy Roddick to question the Brit’s team’s lack of focus.
Since becoming the first ever player (men and women) to lift a Grand Slam (2021 US Open) as a qualifier, Raducanu’s career was plagued by recurring injuries, poor form, and mid-match retirement. However, as she has been under the media’s radar after the 2021 US Open success, Roddick sympathized with her and hoped to see a healthy Raducanu back on the court. Also Read: Holger Rune Fumes During Racquet Drama In Munich Open Final, Mother Comes To The Rescue
“The thing about these injuries is there seems to be a lot of stop and start, there hasn’t been an injury that’s kept her out let’s say two or three months at a time. A week here, a week there but never actually taking away a big chunk of time so hopefully that’s still the case and we’re not dealing with something more serious,” Roddick said on Tennis Channel. Also Read: Novak Djokovic Will Absolutely Be Ready For The French Open, Says Former Tennis Star
Andy Roddick wants Emma Raducanu’s team to give her right advice related to schedule
Andy Roddick then questioned if Emma Raducanu’s team is giving her the right advice on how to manage her schedule.
“I hope she’s getting the right advice on how to go about the program. Not just with the wrist and this exit from Madrid but about January through November how are we going to pace ourselves? What are we going to play? What surfaces am I best on? I think it’s really hard to boil these down so a focused set of advice is something. It seems there are a lot of voices in the room and it doesn’t seem super focused but we hope she gets back and healthy because she is a superstar,” Roddick said.
Raducanu needed to win her opening match of Madrid Open as well as beat World No. 1 Iga Swiatek in the next round to maintain her place in the Top 100. But as the Brit was forced to pull out of the Madrid Open, she will lose her spot in the latest WTA Rankings which will be updated on Monday (May 1).
Prior to the Madrid Open, she faced defeat against Jelena Ostapenko 6-2,6-1 at the Stuttgart Open. She hasn’t even reached the quarterfinals in any of the tournaments she played this year. Her win-loss record this year is 5-5.
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