Emma Raducanu interested in working with ex-Andy Murray coach ahead of Wimbledon return

Emma Raducanu is said to have expressed interest in working with Andy Murray’s former coach Jamie Delgado as she returns home for the British grass court season following her French Open exit. Murray’s ex-coach was recently fired by ATP world No 15 Denis Shapovalov and the US Open champion has now reached out to him with her return to Wimbledon looming.

Raducanu is currently without a coach after axing Torben Beltz after just six months together so she could “transition to a new training model with the LTA supporting in the interim.” The world No 12 has been accompanied by the LTA’s head of women’s tennis Iain Bates for her last few tournaments but has now made contact with Delgado, according to the Daily Mail.

The 19-year-old could try and get Murray’s coach of five years onto her team ahead of the British grass court season, where she is currently signed up for the Rothesay Classic in Birmingham before she will make her return to Wimbledon, a year after making her Grand Slam debut as the 338th-ranked wildcard when she reached the second week.

Raducanu’s current coaching setup is relatively disjointed, as she is receiving remote guidance from the LTA’s doubles specialist Louis Cayer, who admitted his work with the teenager was “extra-curricular” to his work with the likes of Joe Salisbury and Neal Skupski – but Delago could be the answer to her problems.

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“[Tim Henman] spoke to Jamie Delgao last night, who’s been coaching Denis Shapovalov since the start of the year, and certainly to Jamie’s surprise at the weekend he received a call to say that his services were no longer required,” Marcus Buckland revealed on Prime Video during the Rome Masters.

Henman explained the conversation he shared with the coach, adding: “Yeah the job security or lack of job security as a tennis coach on the tour is pretty evident there. From Jamie’s point of view it felt like the relationship was working well and Shapovalov had had some good results but that’s where the player is in charge and Denis obviously felt that he wanted to go in a different direction and Jamie is the one who suffers the consequences of that.”

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