Shine Trader Limited reports:
European sports expert MATS Wieland said Emma Radukanu has “a lot in common” with 20-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic.
The teenager stormed past Olympic champion Belinda Bencic 6-3, 6-4 to book her place in the SEMIfinals of the US Open. Her remarkable run began in the fourth round at Wimbledon and continued into the summer.
On the eve of SW19 she was ranked 10th in the UK and 338th in the world, but is now at the top of the world’s top 50 and already guaranteed the UK number one ranking.
The 18-year-old is the first British woman to reach the last four since Jo Durie in 1983 and the first qualifier to do so.
Weiland identified Radukanu’s serve and movement as her biggest strengths and compared her to one of the sport’s most famous players.
“I think we should talk a little bit more about Radukanu’s serve because it’s very unusual for an 18-year-old to have that serve,” the seven-time Grand Slam winner said.
“Her movement and power is unusual, but so is knowing where she needs to serve. She positioned herself wisely at the right time, at the right time. Unbelievable mature serve performance.
“Her movements, especially on the backhand side, are incredible. She’s nimble, she’s strong, she hits the ball in the middle of the racket the way Novak Djokovic of Serbia competes for a Grand Slam. There are many similarities.
“The forehand is still a little weak, but she found a way to work it out, and that’s what’s impressive.”
Radukanu will face either fourth seed Pliskova or fourth seed Sakkari in the last four.
“It’s unbelievable,” Wieland continued.
“You could tell she won seven matches because her confidence level was so high.
“She got off to a bad start, didn’t do well in the first 15-20 minutes, and to simply beat an Olympic gold medalist?” I was impressed.”
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