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Emma Raducanu


She's entered in the China 60K at the end of the month, though is a fair way down the alt list. She withdrew from the China 25K for Monday week before the withdrawal deadline.

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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

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I hate to appear ungrateful, but Amazon could afford to provide £30,000 pa to 1,000 British players without breaking sweat (or coming close to their real tax liability): this award is a fraction of the price that they would spend on a 30 second TV advert.

Good luck to the recipients, but I feel loth to give Amazon credit beyond their tiny (to them) outlay. Mr Murray's time is more valuable, as that is a limited resource, but I wonder just how much is involved.

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christ wrote:

I hate to appear ungrateful, but Amazon could afford to provide £30,000 pa to 1,000 British players without breaking sweat (or coming close to their real tax liability): this award is a fraction of the price that they would spend on a 30 second TV advert.

Good luck to the recipients, but I feel loth to give Amazon credit beyond their tiny (to them) outlay. Mr Murray's time is more valuable, as that is a limited resource, but I wonder just how much is involved.


 This is the classic moral conundrum: is it better to receive a pound from a poor man or a million pounds from a billionaire? 

Unfortunately, the absolute figures DO matter, especially to broke tennis players, so I feel we have to thank Amazon and give credit (even though it might go against the grain slightly). 



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As of start of Jan 2020, there are currently just 10 juniors with WTA Rankings inside Top 500; Emma is 10th on the list.

pbs.twimg.com/media/ENlMOzyXYAA6wt4

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Coup Droit wrote:

As of start of Jan 2020, there are currently just 10 juniors with WTA Rankings inside Top 500; Emma is 10th on the list.

pbs.twimg.com/media/ENlMOzyXYAA6wt4


... and Emma is s bit younger than most of the top 10.

She is doing just fine with the life balance she has maintained until now. 



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Yes, absolutely.

She's just finished an intensive three-week fitness training stint, according to social media.

Getting ready for the two UK events, I assume.



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Is Emma with IMG? I noticed around that Indian W25 period an apparent UK based IMG employee liking some of her tweets on Twitter. I was just thinking with Miami around the corner, Brits like Watson and Robson, and Kyle and Jay Clarke, probably a few others as well (maybe Boulter a QWC a year or two ago?), have all benefitted from some sort of WC at Miami, and the 2 young Chinese X Wang's both got MDWCs last year, so they obviously still look beyond American's, so if she is involved with them, maybe she could be in line for a QWC?

On a side note, I was having a quick scour of the Wimbledon women's odds on Oddschecker, and noticed that 3 of them have Emma at 100/1. It doesn't really mean much, but just thought it was quite interesting with her even being considered with some at this stage.

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Coup Droit wrote:
christ wrote:

I hate to appear ungrateful, but Amazon could afford to provide £30,000 pa to 1,000 British players without breaking sweat (or coming close to their real tax liability): this award is a fraction of the price that they would spend on a 30 second TV advert.

Good luck to the recipients, but I feel loth to give Amazon credit beyond their tiny (to them) outlay. Mr Murray's time is more valuable, as that is a limited resource, but I wonder just how much is involved.


 This is the classic moral conundrum: is it better to receive a pound from a poor man or a million pounds from a billionaire? 

Unfortunately, the absolute figures DO matter, especially to broke tennis players, so I feel we have to thank Amazon and give credit (even though it might go against the grain slightly). 


If you have ever been out collecting for charity you will find some success on the council estates much less on houses with drive s. Not that poor men should be contributing fiscally to tennis. So in reality less of a conundrum and thank you Amazon to some worthy winners both with a punt at being top players. 



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