British tennis should capitalise on Emma Raducanu’s U.S. Open triumph and make the game extra accessible to make sure the wait for an additional Grand Slam champion isn’t too lengthy, former world primary Andy Murray mentioned.
Raducanu didn’t drop a set all through the event in New York this month as she beat Leylah Fernandez to turn into the primary British girl to win a serious singles title for 44 years. learn extra
Murray himself ended Britain’s 76-year watch for a male Grand Slam champion when he overcame Novak Djokovic within the 2012 closing at Flushing Meadows.
“For a rustic that hosts the most important tennis event on the earth and definitely not missing in cash, that’s not likely ok,” Murray, who will play within the Moselle Open in Metz afterward Tuesday, informed reporters, referring to the Wimbledon championships.
“Now ought to be a possibility to attempt to verify it’s not one other big wait. They should attempt to take the chance.”
The three-time Grand Slam champion mentioned tennis in Britain needed to change its picture of being unique.
“In case your picture is that it’s a wealthy individual’s sport and it’s too costly to play, I’m certain that it doubtlessly places folks off, mother and father as effectively, getting their children into it,” he mentioned.
Murray mentioned he wouldn’t give Raducanu recommendation with out being requested by the 18-year-old.
“I by no means actually preferred it when all the ex-British gamers had been at all times wading in after each win and loss about what you ought to be doing, what you shouldn’t be doing,” Murray mentioned.
“I discovered it extremely irritating and nonetheless do. I don’t wish to be that individual.”