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Emma wins understatement of the month, apparently her tour schedule will change slightly as her ranking has gone up, not sure now being entitled to a WC at any tournament she wants would be considered a slight change but heyho


 Yes, and latest interview seems to suggest she really wants a bit if a break so probably not Indian Wells, would you think?



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A musical tribute from Sam Harrop, aka Sting:

twitter.com/i/status/1437015000309288965




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Coup Droit wrote:

A musical tribute from Sam Harrop, aka Sting:

twitter.com/i/status/1437015000309288965



 Love it



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https://www.tennis365.com/atp-tour/rising-british-stars-receive-backing-and-mentoring-from-andy-murray/


Jack Draper and Emma Raducanu have been announced as the winners of the inaugural Amazon Prime Video Future Talent Award, supported by Andy Murray.

The bi-annual award is designed to offer financial support to the most promising tennis players in the UK, with three-time Grand Slam champion Murray ready to offer advice as a mention to both Draper and Raducanu.

Draper, 17, has shown real promise in the junior ranks and was runner-up in the 2018 Wimbledon Boys Singles, while Canadian-born Raducanu is viewed as one of the brightest stars in the British tennis ranks.

The duo will receive a total of £60,000 each in funding over a two-year cycle, to be used for developing skills and progressing their career as they move into the professional ranks. In addition to £30,000 each per year, they will receive one-on-one progress updates with Andy, as well as support from Amazon mentors.

Its important to help develop young talent in this country the transition from juniors to seniors is tough, said Murray, who has long been a huge supporter of rising British stars.

Ive been working with Amazon to develop this award and hopefully it can help develop future British players.

The selection committee for the award was made up of three judges, Andy Murray, Annabel Croft and Tim Henman, with additional insight from the LTA through Anne Keothavong, the GB Fed Cup captain.

Additionally, the selection committee gave rising stars Francesca Jones, Jodie Burrage, Jack Pennington Jones and Paul Jubb runner-up prizes, which will include a bursary of £5,000 each and support from Andy.

As the home of tennis broadcasting in the UK were very happy to be investing in the future of British tennis and working with Andy on the Prime Video Future Talent Award, commented Alex Green, MD of Sports, Prime Video Europe.

The quality of candidates for the award was so impressive, and Emma and Jack stood out as having the strongest potential and a great mind-set to achieve at the highest level of tennis, so were pleased to be able to support them in their development as two young British tennis players.



-- Edited by Ace Ventura on Tuesday 12th of November 2019 03:47:41 PM


 from much earlier in this thread...

seems that Amazon Prime's support of Emma dates back much further than I realised, and she has been one of the few of our rising stars who has benefitted from adequate (generous, even, given the restriction on her travels due to covid and school) financial support..

I presume that Amazon Prime are now delighted with their dividend from this early support, happy to part with the further million already announced to support the development of UK women's tennis; and not the only ones interested in further sponsorship opportunities.



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Elise Mertens lost in the QF in Luxembourg but will still move up to #10 in the race on 2384 points. #10 could be the last place for the WTA finals if Barty and Osaka don't compete.

Emma at #14 on 2282 points will now be 102 points bebind #10.



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The magnitude of what Emma has done is so massive, I would rather see her take a back seat and draw breath as opposed to looking at IW or end of year finals.

She has sensibly said there are areas on her game she can work on and when you consider the potential of what she can achieve, going again so soon feels the wrong move to me....though I am sure her team knows a darn sight more than I do. After IW there are 3 weeks of 250/500 events in Europe, lower profile, a couple of weeks longer to prepare. If she was to take her time, play 2 or 3 weeks in Europe, then close down to begin the build up for the Aussie Open given her age and everything else that there is in the mix it just feels a better long game to me.

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The magnitude of what Emma has done is so massive, I would rather see her take a back seat and draw breath as opposed to looking at IW or end of year finals.

She has sensibly said there are areas on her game she can work on and when you consider the potential of what she can achieve, going again so soon feels the wrong move to me....though I am sure her team knows a darn sight more than I do. After IW there are 3 weeks of 250/500 events in Europe, lower profile, a couple of weeks longer to prepare. If she was to take her time, play 2 or 3 weeks in Europe, then close down to begin the build up for the Aussie Open given her age and everything else that there is in the mix it just feels a better long game to me.


 That would make sense and avoid a trip back to west coast USA for one event. A couple of european indoor events maybe, Linz and Moscow, if she qualifies for wta finals, go for that perhaps. Makes sense. 



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Shhh wrote:

The magnitude of what Emma has done is so massive, I would rather see her take a back seat and draw breath as opposed to looking at IW or end of year finals.

She has sensibly said there are areas on her game she can work on and when you consider the potential of what she can achieve, going again so soon feels the wrong move to me....though I am sure her team knows a darn sight more than I do. After IW there are 3 weeks of 250/500 events in Europe, lower profile, a couple of weeks longer to prepare. If she was to take her time, play 2 or 3 weeks in Europe, then close down to begin the build up for the Aussie Open given her age and everything else that there is in the mix it just feels a better long game to me.


 Cori Gauff seems to have managed ok having made her name 3 years younger than Emma



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Shhh wrote:

The magnitude of what Emma has done is so massive, I would rather see her take a back seat and draw breath as opposed to looking at IW or end of year finals.

She has sensibly said there are areas on her game she can work on and when you consider the potential of what she can achieve, going again so soon feels the wrong move to me....though I am sure her team knows a darn sight more than I do. After IW there are 3 weeks of 250/500 events in Europe, lower profile, a couple of weeks longer to prepare. If she was to take her time, play 2 or 3 weeks in Europe, then close down to begin the build up for the Aussie Open given her age and everything else that there is in the mix it just feels a better long game to me.


I'm in agreement. I hope she doesn't play IW. She played 20 matches in 5 weeks across 3 tournaments which is something she has never done before, and has been in the States for 7 weeks, so a hectic schedule, not to mention all the post win activities. I'd rather she had a longer rest and maybe played a couple of the indoor Euro events - Cluj W250 has been mentioned, and that would be great to get her name out a bit more in Romania, and with Halep confirmed, she would be a big deal, but not the biggest, which would help. I'd probably rather she didn't play the YECs either, but if she did muster enough points in those potential Euro events (Moscow as well), and / or there were a few withdrawals, then maybe give it a go, but I'd rather she concentrated on getting a bit more WTA experience at the 250-500 level for the rest of the year, and then have the Shenzhen YECs (which would likely mean more to her, given the location, than a random week in Mexico, in very difficult conditions) as a realistic goal either next year, or the year after.

If she did get a MDWC for IW (I certainly wouldn't even think about playing quals), then she would be seeded and get a R1 bye, and then a more favourable R2 draw on paper rather than potentially a big name from the off, plus it will be a later start with the bye, so slightly more appealing, but I still think there's more upside skipping it this year. Her stock is already very high in the States, it's a very long way to go for one event, she won't need the prize money as much as most, the event will be played again in 5 months where she wouldn't need a WC, so no real gaping hole on her record, and she only has 15 events on her record anyway, and counters of 1,1,3, and 5, so even a win or two at Cluj would be net gain ranking wise, and she could visit her gran at the same time, as the S*n were reporting yesterday.

A schedule of Moscow, Cluj, and then maybe end with that Royal Albert Hall exho (if that's still on the cards) would be my ideal schedule, but I'm sure between herself and her team, she'll make the best decision for her, whatever that may be.

 

 

 

 



-- Edited by Ace Ventura on Saturday 18th of September 2021 02:15:08 PM

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The Raducanu effect

is already being felt at our local tennis club. Chatting to the head coach who said theyd filled and been over subscribed for two all girl coaching sessions and had many more enquiries  this week from parents of girls up to the age of 12 looking to start tennis lessons smile 

Hope this is also happening at other clubs!!



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Thwink I agree with much of the above.

No IW and stay in Europe for an indoor or two later.

IW and possibly WTA finals sounds quite exciting but she doesn't need them just now. And chasing finals points and not quite managing it might ridiculously seem like a slight disappointnent.

No, don't bother, except if she gets to the finals through European events then that could be a nice end to the season so could see how she feels then.



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Remember those who said playing San Jose was the wrong move... ha. I m going with play I W, whilst the forms there.
But what do I know, Emma and her team know best.

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indiana wrote:

Thwink I agree with much of the above.

No IW and stay in Europe for an indoor or two later.

IW and possibly WTA finals sounds quite exciting but she doesn't need them just now. And chasing finals points and not quite managing it might ridiculously seem like a slight disappointnent.

No, don't bother, except if she gets to the finals through European events then that could be a nice end to the season so could see how she feels then.


 I know, but what a first few months on tour to win a GS and the WTF.



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Pancho P wrote:

Remember those who said playing San Jose was the wrong move... ha. I m going with play I W, whilst the forms there.
But what do I know, Emma and her team know best.


 Would she have beaten Zhang in R2 if she hadn't played her first in San Jose?



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dodrade wrote:
Pancho P wrote:

Remember those who said playing San Jose was the wrong move... ha. I m going with play I W, whilst the forms there.
But what do I know, Emma and her team know best.


 Would she have beaten Zhang in R2 if she hadn't played her first in San Jose?


 That's a very good point. She said herself that she now knew what she had to do, her gameplan, for Zhang, because of their first meeting. 

(NB I honestly have no real view as to what she should or shouldn't do).



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