Andy Murray won’t offer Emma Raducanu ‘irritating’ advice unless she asks for it as US Open champion rises further in world rankings without hitting a shot

Andy Murray has promised not to bother Britain’s new tennis star Emma Raducanu with ‘unhelpful’ advice unless she asks for it.

Raducanu’s stunning US Open triumph continues to dominate mainstream news more than a week after she shocked the sporting world in New York.

Raducanu is the new shining light of British tennis
Raducanu stunned the tennis world with her unlikely victory at the US Open

The 18-year-old went from an unseeded qualifier, ranked at world No. 150, to the new queen of the court, taking the title without dropping a set.

Her meteoric rise has now taken her to No. 22 in the world, climbing up one place without even playing, after Karolina Muchova dropped back on Monday.

Just three months ago, the teenager from Bromley was outside the world’s top 300 players, before bursting onto the scene as a wild card at Wimbledon.

After being criticised for retiring during her fourth-round defeat at the All England Club, Raducanu’s Grand Slam victory showed she can block out the noise.

Raducanu has proven herself to be a fierce competitor despite questions about her mentality

And Murray, who ended decades of British obscurity by winning the US Open in 2012 and then cemented his legendary status – and a knighthood – with two Wimbledon crown, insists people like him should let Raducanu get on with it.

Sir Andy, 34, said: “I never really liked it when all of the ex-British tennis players were always wading in after every win and loss about what you should be doing, what you shouldn’t be doing, and a lot of them also giving advice when you haven’t asked for it as well.

“I found it incredibly irritating – and still do today. I don’t want to be that person.

“What Emma has achieved is incredible and I hope she goes on to do more amazing things in the sport, and if she ever wants to talk, or her family, obviously I would always be there on the end of the phone.

“But I don’t want to be that guy after every loss or win just wading in and giving my opinion on what she should or shouldn’t be doing differently, because it’s not helpful.”

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