As she prepares to move on and continue her growth as an athlete, Emma Raducanu has talked glowingly about the support and positive counsel she has received from Lewis Hamilton since her US Open victory.
“He’s just been really cool in helping me,” Raducanu said. “He said: ‘Be patient, you’ve just got to ride the wave. It’s all good. Don’t worry.’ Good reassurance. He’s a really cool guy.” Having competed in motor sports throughout her youth, Raducanu is a big Formula One fan and she says she is cheering on Hamilton.
She remains unconvinced by suggestions she could beat him to win BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year: “I just don’t even think about it,” she said. “For me, it’s something that’s so far out of the realms of possibility that I just don’t even understand how it could be a possibility.”
Raducanu was speaking after defeating Elena-Gabriela Ruse 6-3, 7-6 (3) in an exhibition match at the Royal Albert Hall’s Champions Tennis event. Raducanu was playing in front of a home audience for the first time since winning the US Open in September.
source : Guardian sport