Emma Raducanu: Andy Murray says teen's US Open title is 'huge for British tennis'

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The world is still buzzing from the success of 18-year-old Emma Raducanu who became the first ever tournament qualifier, male or female, to win a Grand Slam title. 

The teenager also ended Britain's wait for a major winner since Virginia Wade in 1977.

Raducanu has won the hearts of millions after her US Open win, including some of the world's biggest sporting icons.

Football stars David Beckham and Marcus Rashford were just two of the thousands to congratulate the tennis sensation after her title win.

Judy Murray was another to laud Raducanu's achievement and her son has echoed his mother's comments.

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"It was incredible what she did there," Andy Murray said. "It's great what she did and a huge opportunity for British tennis now.

"I've spent a little bit of time around her on the practice court, but more so in the same building, training close to each other, and watching what she's doing, and she's obviously really, really good."

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Raducanu's US Open run was just her second ever Grand Slam tournament, meaning she now boasts a 50 percent success rate after her victory over Canada's Leylah Fernandez in the final.

The Brit beat her fellow teen 6-4, 6-3, storming her way to the title without so much as dropping a set the entire competition. 

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Raducanu's growth has been nothing short of phenomenonal. During her WTA debut in June, she was ranked No.361 in the world, and in just three months, the 18-year-old has skyrocketed ahead of the likes of Serena Williams as the new world number 23.

She has also overtaken Johanna Konta to usurp her compatriot as the new British No.1.

The final at Flushing Meadows marked the end of the Grand Slam calendar but Raducanu will certainly be eyeing up her chances at the Australian Open in January. 

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