The coach that guided Emma Raducanu to a shocking triumph on the 2021 US Open has revealed that he wished to maintain working with the teenager after the match, however was informed in a “brief phone call” that he wouldn’t be staying on.
Former British skilled Andrew Richardson oversaw Raducanu’s breakthrough maiden grand slam triumph, guiding the then-teenager to a outstanding win in New York.
Richardson had arrived on a short-term contract forward of the match, along with his nine-week interval as her coach concluding on the shut of the US Open.
And whereas earlier studies have recommended that Richardson had turned down the chance to remain on in favour of overseeing the event of his personal son, the coach has now insisted to the Daily Mail that he was keen to proceed within the position.
“The fact of the matter is that a I had a nine-week trial contract that both Emma and I thought was a good idea to see how we would get on, and it ran through to the end of the US Open, stopping immediately afterwards,” Richardson defined.
“There was a period of time after that when I was keen to re-negotiate the contract. I wanted to carry on, and I had a plan that I wanted to put in place for Emma. This thing about ‘I wanted to go off and coach my son’ is not true, but it seems to come up all the time.
“After probably ten days to two weeks (following the Open) I didn’t have a contract. We were in the process of re-negotiating and then I got a brief call from her agent telling me they were going to go in a different direction, and that was the end of it.”
Raducanu has struggled to construct from her sensational grand slam triumph, with the younger British participant considerably hampered by accidents since her Flushing Meadows win.
Consistency of teaching has additionally proved a problem, with the 20-year-old working with a collection of choices.
German Sebastian Sachs took over the position of Raducanu’s lead coach in December and was her fifth coach in 18 months.
The former world quantity ten will miss the whole lot of the clay and grass court docket seasons after present process surgical procedure on her ankle and each wrists.
Raducanu was the primary qualifier to win a grand slam and the primary British ladies to win a serious singles title since Virginia Wade in 1977.