Tim Henman: Emma Raducanu will address her coaching situation at end of 2021

Former British No. 1 Tim Henman believes US Open sensation Emma Raducanu will make a coaching decision at the end of the year. 

After winning the US Open as a qualifier, Raducanu split with her coach Andrew Richardson. 

Raducanu, who is now enjoying a career-high ranking of No. 22 in the world, decided to move on from Richardson and seek a coach with more knowledge and experience on the WTA Tour. 

“Her coaching situation I’m sure will get addressed at the end of the year,” Henman told talkSPORT. “She’s got a nice schedule now with three or four tournaments before the end of the year.

“November and December will be time for her to reflect and plan for the future. In terms of who that coach might be, I’ve got no idea. She needs to sit down and see who is available.”

Henman hopes Raducanu will make the right decision

“I’m sure there will be lots of interest in the job,” Henman continued. “Hopefully then she can put someone in place to build on the enormous success of the latter part of this year.”

Raducanu acknowledged that she is “so new to the whole situation” and she needs someone experienced to guide her. 

“After Wimbledon, I was ranked around the 200th place, and at that time, I thought Andrew should be alongside me in New York. I never dreamed about winning the US Open and becoming world no. 22; that’s crazy to me. I feel like at this stage in my career, and facing the rivals from the top, I realized I need someone who has had that WTA Tour experience at the high levels. That means that I’m looking for someone who has been at this level and knows what it takes. I’m so new to the whole situation, and I need someone experienced to guide me through it. I will decide about my next tournament in the next couple of days. I have not had that much time to switch off and rest. I have to return to the practice court and make sure I’m ready to compete again,” Raducanu explained.