Tim Henman says Emma Raducanu’s latest decision volition beryllium ‘unbelievably tough’ to instrumentality but determination are inactive plentifulness of positives.
The British No.1 suffered different aboriginal exit, losing 3-6 6-4 7-5 to Katerina Siniakova successful the 2nd circular of the Miami Open.
Raducanu served for the lucifer successful the 3rd acceptable but failed to marque the astir of it arsenic her disappointing 2022 play continues – the 19-year-old has won conscionable 2 of her 7 matches this term.
But Henman feels tennis is simply a crippled of tiny margins and if she finds the benignant of signifier she displayed successful winning the US Open past twelvemonth she’ll soon beryllium backmost to her best.
‘It’s an unbelievably pugnacious nonaccomplishment for Emma,’ the erstwhile British No.1 said connected Amazon Prime.
‘She did everything but triumph the lucifer and the prime from some women was fantastic.
‘Everyone is going to comparison the mode she played astatine the US Open to here, but I deliberation she played conscionable arsenic good arsenic she did successful New York.
‘The world is each the large points and large games, she managed to triumph successful New York. It hasn’t happened here, but that’s wherefore this is specified a brutal sport.
‘It’s a monolithic learning curve for Raducanu, but determination are inactive truthful galore positives to instrumentality from this match.’
While 11th effect Raducanu suffered an aboriginal exit successful Miami. chap Brit Heather Watson claimed her archetypal triumph implicit a top-20 subordinate since 2020 with a 4-6 6-3 7-6 (7-4) triumph implicit Elina Svitolina to scope the 3rd round.
‘I emotion this tournament. I’ve been coming present for truthful long, I consciousness similar it’s home,’ Watson told Amazon Prime.