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Emma Raducanu


The other thing we forget In discussing Emmas future upcoming schedule is her management company. Is it IMG? They owned the San Jose event I think I recall and that is a large part of why she played there on her wild card.

Who owns the rights to the Chicago 500 coming up, IW or the European events ? No idea but if IMG do, lets expect that to play a part in where she plays - money talks and its not necessarily just Emmas decision.

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This is an out of date, no doubt, list of who they do manage - womens wise, naomi, Serena, Venus, sharapova, Laura: mens wise djoko , nishikori.

Lots of big and marketable names. They also own the Abu Dhabi World Tennis event played
In late December, so look out for the entry for that- its an exhibition for 6 men and 2 women, wouldnt surprise me to see Emma play that on her way down to Australia.
ETA - Abu Dhabi world Tennis is being played 16-18 Dec this year, two weeks earlier, so maybe that wont work out for Emma.
IMG Tennis Edit

Serbia Novak Djokovic
Japan Naomi Osaka
France GaŽl Monfils
China Li Na
Japan Kei Nishikori
Russia Maria Sharapova
France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
United States Venus Williams
United States Serena Williams
Czech Republic Petra KvitovŠ
Spain Venezuela GarbiŮe Muguruza
Australia Nick Kyrgios
United States Madison Keys
United Kingdom Australia Laura Robson
Italy Sara Errani
Spain Carlos Moya
Spain David Ferrer
Serbia United States Monica Seles
United States John McEnroe[21]
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Germany Sabine Lisicki
Poland Agnieszka Radwaska
South Africa Kevin Anderson
United States Jack Sock
Canada Vasek Pospisil



-- Edited by JonH comes home on Sunday 19th of September 2021 06:37:44 AM

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Soooooooo are we having a separate Emma section like Andy....?

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As it happens, IMG own the rights to Miami, Miami and IW vie for that top masters event status, always was Miami, IW came up over past decade, Madrid now pushing, but Miami coming back.

Not sure IMG will necessarily push Emma hard to play IW, just saying. Would be bigger for them if her next USA event was Miami next year

All speculation of course !

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I'd hope that Emma and team are looking at the long term - where she is in 2031.

At present, she looks like she could go on to be WTA top 10 for the next decade, and win multiple Slams; but Bencic, Bellis, Ostapenko,, Swiatek, Kenin, Robson, Andreescu, some others I've forgotten have all come and gone, as teenage prodigies who never quite set the world alight.

By the statistics, I think the most likely career path for Emma is that she picks up a career-hampering injury in the next year or two.

The two ex-teenage comets who stand out as having gone on to impress with their longetivity in the sport, par excellence, are the Williams sisters. Still going strong into their forties. Neither of them ever played an ITF tournament at any stage of their careers. They've rarely even played a WTA 250. Emma is in the fortunate position that she could now follow a similar path, and I think that's what she should try to do.

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Fairytale in New York is well worth a listening to on bb website. Best bit for me is when Laura shuts everybody up ( 7 mins ) so we can properly hear the
sweet Caroline " moment ". Also, all the guests think she should play I W. Enjoy


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Pancho P wrote:

Fairytale in New York is well worth a listening to on bb website. Best bit for me is when Laura shuts everybody up ( 7 mins ) so we can properly hear the
sweet Caroline " moment ". Also, all the guests think she should play I W. Enjoy


†Could you give a pointer as to where to find this please. †So far my search has failed !



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Julia Carrot wrote:

Pancho P wrote:

Fairytale in New York is well worth a listening to on bb website. Best bit for me is when Laura shuts everybody up ( 7 mins ) so we can properly hear the
sweet Caroline " moment ". Also, all the guests think she should play I W. Enjoy


†Could you give a pointer as to where to find this please. †So far my search has failed !




https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09vr69h

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Lambda wrote:
Julia Carrot wrote:

Pancho P wrote:

Fairytale in New York is well worth a listening to on bb website. Best bit for me is when Laura shuts everybody up ( 7 mins ) so we can properly hear the
sweet Caroline " moment ". Also, all the guests think she should play I W. Enjoy


†Could you give a pointer as to where to find this please. †So far my search has failed !




https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09vr69h


†Thank you so much



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Helen40 wrote:
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.


†I would think she should try to qualify for the WTA finals this year if she can. With Covid no one knows what the situation will be in 12 months time. If she could win IW she'd get 1,000 points so well on the way to Guadalajara. The altitude† might be a bit of a challenge at† approx 5,100 feet above sea level. Not sure about the challenge of some of the players when you look at what Sakkari who might qualify here was like in New York. Not sure if Barty or Osaka will play and Pliskova has a wrist injury. This† is a† really good opportunity for Emma to get to the WTA† finals with the minimum effort and energy spent.††



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GAMEOVER wrote:
Helen40 wrote:
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.


†I would think she should try to qualify for the WTA finals this year if she can. With Covid no one knows what the situation will be in 12 months time. If she could win IW she'd get 1,000 points so well on the way to Guadalajara. The altitude† might be a bit of a challenge at† approx 5,100 feet above sea level. Not sure about the challenge of some of the players when you look at what Sakkari who might qualify here was like in New York. Not sure if Barty or Osaka will play and Pliskova has a wrist injury. This† is a† really good opportunity for Emma to get to the WTA† finals with the minimum effort and energy spent.††


Much as I'd love to see Emma play Indian Wells †and she would absolutely love the location I feel sure, but the time difference is so huge and she would have no real time to adjust, †have just re-orientated to UK time zone to then go 9 hours back I honestly think it would †unnecessarily take its toll.†



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Julia Carrot wrote:
GAMEOVER wrote:
Helen40 wrote:
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.


†I would think she should try to qualify for the WTA finals this year if she can. With Covid no one knows what the situation will be in 12 months time. If she could win IW she'd get 1,000 points so well on the way to Guadalajara. The altitude† might be a bit of a challenge at† approx 5,100 feet above sea level. Not sure about the challenge of some of the players when you look at what Sakkari who might qualify here was like in New York. Not sure if Barty or Osaka will play and Pliskova has a wrist injury. This† is a† really good opportunity for Emma to get to the WTA† finals with the minimum effort and energy spent.††


Much as I'd love to see Emma play Indian Wells †and she would absolutely love the location I feel sure, but the time difference is so huge and she would have no real time to adjust, †have just re-orientated to UK time zone to then go 9 hours back I honestly think it would †unnecessarily take its toll.†


†I would agree if we living in pre-Covid times. In a way there's no time like the present. The IW tournament starts on 4th October(which is a fortnight off) and Emma would surely get a Wild card , be seeded and have a bye in the first round. So might not play until later in the week.††



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I initially quite liked the ideas of Emma enjoying a few days in New York, then back home, relax, then back to work before playing at least IW and subsequently possibly the WTA finals if qualified. And I said as much.

But as above, and reading others' thoughts, I have changed my mind. "Unnecessary" is the word that most comes to mind.

She has done absolutely extraordinarily well from such little training and match base. She has made her name and the first part of her fortune from winning the US Open. Remarkably now, I think even winning IW and the WTF will add relativevely little more to that.

Go for it Emma, if you and your team feel it is right ( preferably over what say agents think is right ) but, covid times or not, the tennis priority now is next season rather than the remainder of this one.



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Will be interesting to see Emma' schedule going forward. I notice there is a WTA 250 at the end of October in Romania. Wonder if she will go to that.

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