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“Female player would be Emma Raducanu” – Murray on who he would like to coach

Murray says he would like to coach Alcaraz, Draper and Tsitsipas among the male players

Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu at Indian Wells in 2021 Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu at Indian Wells in 2021 Image Credit: John Salangsang/ Shutterstock/ SIPA

Tennis fans have been eagerly awaiting an all-British partnership between three-time Major winner Andy Murray and US Open champion Emma Raducanu. Both players have publicly sated that they would love to play mixed doubles together but haven’t found the right timing.

But at some point in the future, perhaps fans could get to see another kind of partnership between Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu.

In an interview at the Tennis Hall of Fame, Murray was asked he would pick, the 35-year-old named his 19-year-old countrywoman and three players on the men’s side.

Emma Raducanu Wimbledon 2022
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 27, 2022 Britain’s Emma Raducanu celebrates winning her first round match against Belgium’s Alison Van Uytvanck || © AI / Reuters / Panoramic

“Female player would be Emma [Raducanu] and male player would be between [Carlos] Alcaraz, [Stefanos] Tsitsipas and Jack Draper,” Murray said. “They work hard, they seem like they love the sport. Alcaraz and Tsitsipas haven’t won a slam yet. They’re obviously still very young and I think they have the potential to do it.”

Murray is playing the Hall of Fame Open on grass this week, his first time in Newport since 2006, and has won two matches to reach the quarter-finals.

After beating Sam Querrey and Max Purcell, the sixth seeded Murray will take on third seeded Alexander Bublik for a spot in the semi-final on Friday.

The Brit, currently ranked No 52 in the world, has said he wants to improve his ranking in the coming weeks to ensure he is seeded at the US Open.

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