Emma Raducanu is working with Andy Murray’s former fitness coach after getting dumped by coach Dmitry Tursunov. The former US Open champion has fallen to world No 68 during an injury-hit season where she has retired from four events.
Green helped Murray to his first two Grand Slam titles and his 2012 Olympic gold medal before leaving his team in November 2014. He then worked for seven years with German Alex Zverev – who won the Olympic title last year – before a recent trial period with Dominic Thiem.
Murray also suffered injury problems at the start of his career after leaping to fame as a teenager. Raducanu, 19, has retired with injuries in Mexico (hip) Rome (back) Nottingham (side strain) and Korea (glute strain). Raducanu also lost in the second round of the Australian Open after suffering from blisters on her racquet hand.
Raducanu, who plans to play the Billie Jean King Cup in Glasgow next month, is planning to spend a pre-season working with Green. The teenager started working with Russian Tursunov over the summer on a trial basis and he was at the US Open and Slovenia. But despite the British No 1 wanting to continue, the former world No 20 has decided to end their coaching relationship.
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Raducanu breezed through three qualifying matches just to take her place at last year’s US Open. And she didn’t drop a single set in any of the 10 matches she played at Flushing Meadows.
The teenage sensation was then tipped to enjoy a trophy-laden career in the game. But she has struggled to repeat the form she illustrated in New York amid a whole host of injury problems and coaching changes.
Murray worked with Green from 2007 until the end of 2014, with the coach looking after the three-time Grand Slam champion’s fitness programme. But Green ultimately left the Murray camp alongside Dani Vallverdu, with the Scot later explaining: “We sat down at the end of the season and decided that a change would be best for all of us. I thank Jez and Dani for all their hard work over the years and wish them the best for the future.”