Raducanu Could Be Coached By Andy Murray In Future According To His Former Coach

Raducanu Could Be Coached By Andy Murray In Future According To His Former Coach

by Zachary Wimer

Andy Murray's former coach, Mark Petchey, recently admitted that he wouldn't be surprised if Murray coached Emma Raducanu in the future.

The Brit put himself through literal hell to be able to play tennis again, and he did. He didn't play as well as he did before, but he played through some very tough moments just because he loves the sport so much.

As someone who loves tennis so much, it's not impossible to imagine him coaching in the future. He was always considered a very smart player who, despite his limitations, was able to carve out a legendary career.

His former coach, Petchey, who spoke to BoyleSports, believes that he might even coach the biggest British star on the WTA Tour, Emma Raducanu, in the future. What's interesting is that Murray said something similar two years ago.

"Murray could coach Emma Raducanu in the future, they would be the dream team. If that option came up for Emma she would be mad not to take it. He would be phenomenal."

"One thing that I think Andy would be incredibly inspired to do is to coach. I don’t think he would want to go into the media. Not everybody loves it. Not everyone moves over to the dark side!"

Former players turning into coaches after their careers is nothing new in tennis. We've seen many examples, even with Murray, who worked with Ivan Lendl and Amelie Mauresmo in his career.

He could certainly coach in the future because Petchey doesn't see him in the media. He doesn't strike him as a person who would be interested in tennis media but also not leave tennis completely.

"Stefan Edberg for example is someone who would have incredible insight having worked with Federer. He just doesn’t want to do it. I would put Andy in that bracket. I would be very surprised if Andy ended up commentating or being a pundit."

"There might be the odd day here or there. But if there is one thing he would excel at, it is coaching. For someone like Andy it is the challenge of what to do next, the black hole you go into after stopping playing."


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