Emma Raducanu, Carlos Alcaraz: Andy Murray wants to coach teenage stars

Andy Murray and Emma Raducanu

Andy Murray has revealed he would like to coach Emma Raducanu and Carlos Alcaraz if he entered the profession after retiring.

The 35-year-old is nearing the end of career, having defied expectations already by continuing to play after two hip surgeries.

He is currently competing at the Hall of Fame Open in Rhode Island, reaching the quarter-finals after defeating ​​Max Purcell yesterday.

Following his victory, Murray admitted he was aware his time on the tennis court was coming to an end.

“You never know how close you are to the end but I’m aware I’m getting towards the end of my career,” he said.

“So I want to make the most of every match in every tournament I get to play.”

The three-time Grand Slam winner then named four players who he would like to coach in his retirement.

Andy Murray

“Female player would be Emma [Raducanu] and male players would be between [Carlos] Alcaraz, [Stefanos] Tsitsipas and Jack Draper,” he said.

“They work hard, they seem like they love the sport. Alcaraz and Tsitsipas haven’t won a slam yet. They’re obviously still very young and I think they have the potential to do it.”

Murray has been a vocal supporter of Raducanu, who made history when she won the US Open last year.

He has called for the media to reduce their scrutiny of the 19-year-old, while calling her an inspiration for younger girls looking to get into tennis.

Emma Raducanu

There have been comparisons made between Raducanu and Alcaraz, who also is 19-years-old.

The Spaniard has enjoyed a breakthrough year, triumphing at the Miami Open and the Madrid Open, defeating Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev at the latter tournament.

He has been able to get more wins under his belt than Raducanu, who has struggled to find her form since her extraordinary victory at Flushing Meadows, but she still broke into the world top 10 earlier this week.

She became the fifth British woman to break into the top 10 since the WTA Rankings computer system was introduced, joining Virginia Wade, Sue Barker, Jo Durie and Johanna Konta.

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