British tennis should profit by Emma Raducanu’s U.S. Open victory and make the game more open to guarantee the sit tight for another Grand Slam champion isn’t too long, previous world number one Andy Murray said.
Raducanu didn’t drop a set all through the competition in New York this month as she beat Leylah Fernandez to turn into the primary British lady to win a significant singles title for a very long time.
Murray himself finished Britain’s 76-year sit tight for a male Grand Slam champion when he defeated Novak Djokovic in the 2012 last at Flushing Meadows.
“For a country that has the greatest tennis competition on the planet and positively not ailing in cash, that is not actually sufficient,” Murray, who will play in the Moselle Open in Metz later on Tuesday, told correspondents, alluding to the Wimbledon titles.
“Presently ought to be a chance to attempt to ensure it’s not another enormous pause. They need to attempt to accept the open door.”
The three-times Grand Slam champion said tennis in Britain needed to change its picture of being elite.
“In the event that your picture is that it’s a rich individual’s game and it’s too costly to even consider playing, I’m certain that it conceivably puts individuals off, guardians also, getting their children into it,” he said.
Murray said he would not offer Raducanu guidance without being asked by the 18-year-old.
“I never truly loved it when the entirety of the ex-British players were continually swimming in after each success and misfortune concerning what you ought to do, what you shouldn’t do,” Murray said.
“I thought that it is staggeringly disturbing and still do. I would prefer not to be that individual.”