Emma Raducanu has been cautioned by the most successful coach in the world, Patrick Mouratoglou, that she will “not be able to achieve her potential” if she does not “find stability around her.”In addition to stating that “changing project every three months does not make sense,” the Frenchman is of the opinion that Raducanu’s frequent changes in her coaching team have “hurt her so much.”
Raducanu, who is currently ranked 298th, has parted ways with her fifth coach in the past two years. In June, she broke up with Sebastian Sachs, and she has not yet appointed a new coach.Nigel Sears, Andrew Richardson, Torben Beltz, and Dimitry Tursunov were among the individuals with whom Raducanu had previously collaborated. During the year 2021, Raducanu was coached by Richardson to achieve a remarkable victory at Flushing Meadows. She was a qualifier for the tournament and won the title without losing a single set.
In May, the 21-year-old athlete underwent surgery on both her wrists and her ankle. As a result of the injury, she was unable to participate in the majority of the 2023 season. To this point in the year, she has competed in only ten matches across five different tournaments, and her overall record is 5-5.Next month, the British tennis player is scheduled to make her long-awaited return to the sport at the WTA 250 tournament in Auckland, which will take place from January 1st to January 7th.
As someone who has coached tennis legend Serena Williams, Mouratoglou emphasized the things that he believes Raducanu ought to do when she returns and expressed his desire to see her achieve success.Mouratoglou stated to Sky Sports, “I am aware that Raducanu is going to return, which is fantastic news for the sport of tennis in the United Kingdom.”She has endured a great deal of hardship in her tennis career, both in terms of her results and the injuries that have followed, but I have high hopes that she will be able to find some stability in her life. Without stability, she will not be able to realize her full potential, which would be a significant disappointment.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed that she is able to avoid getting hurt at the beginning of the season and that she is able to find someone who can assist her in rediscovering her passion for tennis and the sport in general for the future.A further revelation made by the 53-year-old was that he had not given any thought to the possibility of coaching Raducanu himself. However, he emphasized that the former world No. 10 must put her faith in her subsequent coach.
Mouratoglou responded, “I am not confident.” I haven’t given it much thought, but the only thing I can say is that I’m curious about whether or not she is prepared to put her faith in another person.”Is she able to have faith in a project and to remain committed to that project for a sufficient amount of time to be able to make the kind of genuine progress that she needs to make in order to realize her full potential?One of the things that caused her a great deal of pain was the numerous alterations that were made. It is not rational to alter your tennis project every three months.
“I am aware that instilling trust in another person is not an easy task, but it is also what makes the careers of players so successful. As a result of the fact that it is a marathon, they are able to remain steadfast in their commitment to individuals and projects that they believe in, and they are able to do so regardless of any adverse circumstances that may arise.
When you are running a marathon, you have to come to terms with the fact that you will experience both highs and lows. When you are feeling down, you should get rid of the people around you because you cannot cross the finish line in a single day.The Mouratoglou Tennis Academy is located in France, and Mouratoglou is a coach there. He has worked with a number of tennis superstars, such as Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Coco Gauff, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Holger Rune.