Emma Raducanu turns to Andy Murray’s ex-coach Jamie Delgado after French Open exit

Emma Raducanu turns to Andy Murray’s former coach Jamie Delgado as the British No.1 turns her attention to the grass-court season following second-round elimination at the French Open.

  • Emma Raducanu has contacted former Davis Cup player Jamie Delgado
  • The British number 1 is keen to draw on his experience from the grass-court campaign.
  • There are limitations to the time you can spend with your Canadian coach.

Emma Raducanu is considering a temporary link with Andy Murray’s former trainer, Jamie Delgado, for the grass-court season.

The British No.1 has contacted the former Davis Cup player to draw on her experience in the coming weeks as her attention turns away from clay following her French Open second-round elimination.

Delgado recently parted ways with Canadian Denis Shapovalov, with whom he began working when his long association with Murray came to an end late last season. He was in the Scotsman’s corner when he won the SW19 title in 2016.

Emma Raducanu wants to draw on the experience of Andy Murray's former trainer, Jamie Delgado

Emma Raducanu wants to draw on the experience of Andy Murray’s former trainer, Jamie Delgado

Raducanu is exploring his options as there are time constraints on veteran Canadian coach Louis Cayer, who also has commitments to doubles players Joe Salisbury and Neal Skupski.

Cayer finds himself in a job-sharing situation, splitting between the two doubles aces while providing technical support to Raducanu, which Salisbury admitted is “a bit of a strange situation”.

Salisbury confirmed that the coach primarily wants to continue in his role as the Lawn Tennis Association’s doubles specialist. “Louis has said the doubles guys are still his priority, so we’ll see if that changes,” Salisbury said.

“It’s a bit of a weird situation with Emma, ​​where he’s helping her but not really her coach, which I guess is the same thing he does for us.” We may have other coaches traveling with us, but there are a lot of players to manage and he won’t be able to be at every practice and game.

Coach Delgado (left) was in Murray's corner when he won the Wimbledon title in 2016

Coach Delgado (left) was in Murray’s corner when he won the Wimbledon title in 2016

Raducanu is also prioritizing a more stable situation when it comes to strength, conditioning and physical support as he prepares for a month in which he will be in the spotlight.

Dan Evans followed her out of Roland Garros on Thursday night, leaving Cam Norrie as Britain’s sole third-round singles survivor.

Evans will regret a missed opportunity when he fell to world number 95 Mikael Ymer of Sweden 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, and was booed at the end after taking his last shot. no power on the net.

The match lasted three hours and 22 minutes, and the British number 2 seemed to be suffering from a bad cold, so he called the tournament doctor to the court for medication after the third set. Evans later confirmed that he had a chest infection.

Raducanu will switch his attention to the grass-court season after his exit from the French Open.

Raducanu will switch his attention to the grass-court season after his exit from the French Open.

‘I revealed the last point, but I couldn’t care less to be honest. I was physically exhausted,” a frustrated Evans said later.

Norrie will attempt to reach the second week of a Grand Slam for the first time when she takes on Russia’s world number 25 Karen Khachanov.

The southpaw has reached the third round at a major three times, but each time he faced either Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer, most recently losing to Federer at Wimbledon last year.

Given his improvement over the last 18 months, this presents more of a chance, although Khachanov has a strong record at Roland Garros, having reached at least the fourth round on four occasions.

Dan Evans looked out of his mind when he lost to the Swedish world number 95, Mikael Ymer.

Dan Evans looked out of his mind when he lost to the Swedish world number 95, Mikael Ymer.

In the meantime, Wimbledon may extend an olive branch down the line over qualifying points when All England Club officials have talks with the tours today.

The men’s ATP Tour, in particular, is under pressure from a large number of players to restore points at Wimbledon.

Salisbury explained it after reaching the second round at Roland Garros. “Most people I’ve talked to seem to think it’s pretty ridiculous,” said Salisbury, who shares that view.

I don’t understand the logic. I don’t see how this is a good solution, especially saying it’s for the fairness of the system.

“I don’t see how it’s fair that there are people who are doing really well at Wimbledon and don’t get points, that’s not fair and that’s going to completely distort the rankings.”

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