Former world No. 4 Richard Krajicek has tipped Emma Raducanu to achieve more success. Raducanu, 19, is already a Grand Slam champion and on the verge of breaking into the top-10. “I think she is going to be a consistent top five player, a consistent Grand Slam semi-finalist, maybe win a few more,” Krajicek told Tennis365.
“She has so many years ahead of her and I think it will take a bit of time to settle down, but once she gets going again and I think she wants to be a top five player, become No 1 win a Grand Slam. “Of course, this might not happen, but she has achieved something amazing.
There I speak from experience. I won one Grand Slam and maybe I had chances to win more, but even when you are 50-years-old like me, it is great to have won a Grand Slam. “She showed also at Wimbledon last year that she is going to have this kind of result or close to it in the near future, so I think this is very good for the popularity of the game”.
Krajicek on Raducanu’s stunning US Open run
Raducanu was just 18 when she made tennis history at the US Open. Raducanu won a total of 10 matches – all in straight sets – to become the first qualifier in tennis history to win a Grand Slam.
After winning the US Open, Raducanu admitted she arrived to New York very tired and her goal was just to make it past the qualifying event. Raducanu ended up doing much more than just making it past the qualifying event.
“It was fantastic, I loved it, it was so great,” Krajicek added. “Coming through qualifying and winning the tournament, totally in control and dominating almost, I thought it was really good. “Logically, maybe she is struggling a bit now, but she needs a little time to settle down and get used to her status as a Grand Slam champion”.