Raducanu To Keep Changing Coaches Despite Being Told Not To According To Agent

Raducanu To Keep Changing Coaches Despite Being Told Not To According To Agent

by Sebastian Dahlman

Emma Raducanu has been under a lot of criticism for frequently changing coaches, but it's not going to stop, according to her agent.

The British player is a Grand Slam champion, one she won fair and square, however, she hasn't been able to replicate much of that on the WTA Tour since then. We're coming up to two years from that moment, and Raducanu is yet to make another final let alone with a trophy.

She struggled with injuries, and that's the reason why she's away from the sport right now. She underwent triple surgery earlier this year to address a few nagging injuries and give herself a chance for a proper career reset.

She's back to practice in the meantime though her date of return remains unknown. She won't play at the US Open, for example, which is a huge blow considering that's where she played her best tennis. Her agent Max Eisenbud did a podcast recently where he talked about his client, admitting that the coaching turnover is something she's comfortable with.

The coaching situation, right or wrong, and this is something that her dad and Emma pretty much control on all the coaching stuff, that has been their philosophy all the way up through the juniors. They never had coaches for a long time. You’ve probably heard of that. For them, that is calm waters, having a coach for five months and going on to someone else.

Eisenbud on Raducanu's MO

That's exactly what many have warned her again because time and time again it's been proven that switching coaches doesn't really work in tennis. It takes time to build a good partnership and get on the same page. Doing it this way is far from the norm in tennis and Eisenbud recognizes that.

That is not traditional and not the norm for most to win a Grand Slam and change your coach. I think you see players changing coaches all the time, particularly on the women’s tour. I think people have a hard time understanding how you can get to the fourth round of Wimbledon and then how you don’t keep working with Nigel Sears, who is a great coach and a great guy.


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