Emma Raducanu has come to the world’s attention because of her incredible talent, grit, and composure on the court. This young British tennis prodigy has captivated the sporting world, especially after winning her first major in 2021. She made history and became the first-ever qualifier to win the US Open in the Open Era.
However, the young Brit has frequently been in the news for her fashion of changing coaches regularly. And since winning the US Open in 2021, Raducanu, 20, has trained with five different trainers over the past two years. She recently parted ways with her fifth coach, Sebastian Sachs, in less than six months. Raducanu took to Twitter to announce the split.
I have really enjoyed Seb’s coaching and working with him, it’s unfortunate that circumstances made it unfeasible for both of us to continue right now and we have decided to part ways. I wish Seb all the best moving forwards. 🦾 pic.twitter.com/wrewLWVDVS
— Emma Raducanu (@EmmaRaducanu) June 1, 2023
Her agent, Max Eisenbud, has finally spoken about her weird way of changing coaches. Eisenbud has defended her frequent coaching changes by asserting that she will likely continue to do so “for the rest of her career.” He said, “Her dad (Ian) and Emma control all the coaching stuff. All the way through the juniors, they never had coaches for a long time. For them, that’s calm waters. I think it is fine to do things differently.”
Max went on to admit that the ways of the Raducanu daughter and father duo may scare coaches off because of their track record. “There are coaches who might be afraid to take the shot because they’ve seen the track record,” he said. He made sure to add how this unconventional way of training isn’t going to scare him off and that he is ready to “Sign up for it.”
Emma Raducanu plans to return soon after her injury
Emma Raducanu just underwent her third and last injury operation. The US Open winner announced earlier this month on social media that she would be undergoing surgeries on both of her hands as well as her ankle. This would keep her out of competition for a considerable amount of time.
Since last summer, Raducanu has struggled with injuries, which has caused her to fall to number 131 in the WTA rankings. She injured herself in Auckland at the beginning of the year, and she recently withdrew at the last minute from the Madrid Open.
But in recent days, Raducanu has declared via an Instagram post that the time for her return to the WTA Tour is drawing near. On social media, Emma posted a video of her working out in the gym.
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In the video, Raducanu can be seen exercising with squats and other moves as well as utilizing red light therapy, which promotes muscle healing and lowers inflammation. When posting to Instagram, she stated: “Hi! First few steps but nice to be reintroduced!”
However, after undergoing such brutal injuries, recovery will certainly require patience. Her comeback will certainly be a spectacle. Although Emma is on the hunt for a new coach and battling the aftermath of going through surgery, it looks like it will take some more time before she returns to her on-court glory.