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Andy Murray could coach Emma Raducanu with Brit stars set to launch trophy charge at Indian Wells following wildcards

ANDY MURRAY could one day coach Emma Raducanu – but first they are eyeing trophy success at Indian Wells. The British tennis superstars are both wildcards at the glamorous California event – one of the biggest tournaments of the year after the Grand Slams. Raducanu, 18, will be competing in her first competition since lifting […] ...

ANDY MURRAY could one day coach Emma Raducanu – but first they are eyeing trophy success at Indian Wells.

The British tennis superstars are both wildcards at the glamorous California event – one of the biggest tournaments of the year after the Grand Slams.

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Emma Raducanu is preparing for her first tournament since her US Open win at Indian Wells[/caption]

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2009 runner-up Andy Murray also has a wildcard for the event in California[/caption]

Raducanu, 18, will be competing in her first competition since lifting the US Open as a qualifier last month without dropping a set.

She was handed a wildcard for the event – despite now being ranked 22nd in the world.

That is because the rankings for the tournament were decided before her stunning Flushing Meadows run.

Murray, meanwhile, also received direct entry into the main draw for the tournament which runs from October 4 to 17.

The world No109 is too low in the rankings to qualify automatically but the Masters 1000 organisers offered the 2009 runner-up a spot.

Muzza, 34, continues to chase down a return to the top of tennis following hip resurfacing surgery.


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The Scot, who last played at Indian Wells in 2017, reached the quarter-finals in Metz and then the San Diego second round at the end of September.

He said: “I think I played better this week than I did in Cincinnati and Winston-Salem, for example.

“I did play a pretty good match at the US Open. But I’m not that interested in playing well and losing. I want to be winning these matches.

“My goal’s not to get in the top 100. I would want to get back in the top 10, that would be more something that would motivate me in terms of a goal.”

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But The Telegraph reckon Murray could be in Raducanu’s camp once he does hang up his racket and retire.

The two-time Wimbledon winner and son of ex-Fed Cup skipper Judy has always been a huge advocate of the women’s game and would have plenty of wisdom and advice to pass on.

Raducanu is currently looking for a new coach after splitting with short-term trainer Andrew Richardson following the Fairytale of New York and £1.8million prize cheque.

The Kent teenager – the first British woman to win a Grand Slam since 1977 – is looking for someone with more experience at the top of the world game.

She was hitting with LTA coach Matt James at the National Tennis Centre before jetting back out to America.

James was part of her coaching team during her breakthrough at Wimbledon this year, alongside Murray’s father-in-law Nigel Sears.

Darren Cahill would be a brilliant appointment following the experienced Aussie’s recent split from Simona Halep after six years.

Naomi Osaka’s coach Wim Fissette, Jo Konta’s ex-mentor Esteban Carril and British guru Iain Hughes are all possible options, too.

Raducanu has also entered the Kremlin Cup in Moscow and the Transylvania Open in Romania – her father’s homeland – later in October.

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