“We Have A New Superstar”: Boris Becker Heaps Huge Praise on Emma Raducanu


Emma Raducanu
Tennis: US Open: Great Britain Emma Raducanu victorious, holding up the trophy after winning Women’s Final vs Canada Leylah Fernandez at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Flushing, NY 9/11/2021 CREDIT: Erick W. Rasco (Photo by Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated via Getty Images) (Set Number: X163800 TK1)

After winning the US Open 2021 title, celebrities and fans have been showering praise on British teen Emma Raducanu. In a row, six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker also hailed the 18-year-old. 

Raducanu defeated Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez in straight(6-4, 6-3) in the championship match at the US Open 2021 to claim her first Grand Slam title. 

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Subsequently, she became the first British woman to win a Grand Slam singles title since Virginia Wade in the 1977 Wimbledon Championships and the first to win the US Open in singles since Wade in 1968.

“What a supreme feeling: she got a personal letter from Queen Elizabeth. If that’s not a tribute, I don’t know what else there is to come. Everyone here has noticed: we have a new superstar. But now it starts, now the dance begins,” Becker said in a recent interview. 

German continued, “You have to follow up the performance, and the benchmark is impossibly high. She’s not going to win every match for the rest of her life. She’s going to play badly once in a while, and she’s going to lose once in a while.” 

“A whole new journey through time has begun. I just hope that the environment around her continues to protect her, reassure her and not forget the priorities.”

Tennis: US Open: Great Britain Emma Raducanu in action vs Canada Leylah Fernandez during Women’s Final at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Flushing, NY 9/10/2021 CREDIT: Carlos M. Saavedra (Photo by Carlos M. Saavedra/Sports Illustrated via Getty Images) (Set Number; X163799 TK1)

“She(Emma Raducanu) is so popular because she won a tennis match and nothing else. The speech after her victory was as if she had done it a hundred times before.” 

“A politician couldn’t express herself much better than this 18-year-old. She did everything right, but now the real work has started.”

“It’s not always easy, and I speak from my own experience. You’re still growing up. You make mistakes, you trust the wrong friends and so on. That may also happen to her, but I hope she will be well protected.”

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