Emma Raducanu’s former coach says he left due to ‘crimson flags’


Dmitry Tursunov says he determined to cease teaching Emma Raducanu on the finish of his trial interval with the tennis star due to “red flags” that he couldn’t ignore.

The Russian had been working with the 19-year-old after she break up with full-time coach Torben Beltz in April however has since stated the pair couldn’t agree on phrases.

Tursunov is now working with Olympic champion Belinda Bencic however says that was not the rationale he left Raducanu.

“I was walking away from Emma regardless of whether there was another [player] available or not,” he instructed tennismajors.com, in an interview revealed on Wednesday.

“We didn’t agree on the phrases and there have been some crimson flags that simply couldn’t be ignored. In order that’s why it’s somewhat irritating to learn issues like that.

“I wasn’t hopping from one player to another, I wouldn’t do that.”

Raducanu burst onto the scene in 2021, reaching the fourth spherical at Wimbledon earlier than successful the US Open.

The then 18-year-old grew to become the primary qualifier in both males’s or ladies’s tennis to succeed in a grand slam ultimate, not to mention win one.

Accidents, poor kind and adjustments to her teaching employees have contributed to disappointing outcomes ever since and {the teenager} is now ranked 76th on this planet.

Earlier this month, she pulled out of the Transylvania Open resulting from a wrist harm.

Regardless of her struggling to settle into the WTA Tour, Tursunov was filled with reward for his former participant.

“First of all, she’s absolutely great, she’s a hard worker and she doesn’t think or act like she’s a superstar,” he added.

“She is hungry to enhance and is obsessive about tennis. I believe it’s fairly a uncommon mixture. So I actually beloved working together with her, and I actually needed to make it work. It was a really tough choice for me to stroll away from a participant that I like and respect.

“For my part, she’s minimal a one-year undertaking, however I’d say that she’s most likely a two-and-a-half-year undertaking to be on the secure aspect.

“Of course, it’s hard to say that and it’s hard for people to understand how it is possible because she already won the US Open. But, in my opinion, her game is very raw, and I think in many ways it could use a lot of improvement.”

CNN has reached out to Raducanu’s group for remark however has not obtained a reply.