Carlos Alcaraz makes Emma Raducanu feelings clear as Brit steps up tennis comeback

Emma Raducanu tennis

Emma Raducanu is stepping up her return to tennis

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 03/08/2023

- 13:21

The 20-year-old hasn't played since April

Carlos Alcaraz has shown his support to Emma Raducanu as the Brit steps up her tennis comeback.

The 20-year-old hasn't played at a tournament since April, undergoing surgery on both of her wrists and one of her ankles in the time since.

Raducanu has now uploaded a video of herself hitting some balls, with the Brit hoping to get back onto the court as quickly as possible.

And Alcaraz has 'liked' the footage on Instagram, showing support to the youngster as a result.

Carlos Alcaraz Emma Raducanu

Carlos Alcaraz has shown support to tennis star Emma Raducanu


Both tennis players are Grand Slam champions, despite their young ages.

Raducanu won the US Open back in 2021, stunning Leylah Fernandez in the final to make history.

As for Alcaraz, the Spaniard has claimed two majors already and is being tipped to dominate tennis for the next decade.

He secured US Open glory last year, beating Norwegian Casper Ruud in four sets in the final to reign supreme.

And Alcaraz then followed that up by winning Wimbledon last month, with defending champion Novak Djokovic beaten in five sets.

In May last year, Raducanu hailed Alcaraz and labelled the Spaniard 'incredible'.

"I think what he is doing is incredible," she said at the time, just months before Alcaraz won the US Open.

“But it is even more impressive how genuine and kind he is off the court. It is incredible how he is able to practically take the racquet out of his opponent's hand, it is definitely very exciting.”

Meanwhile, Raducanu's agent recently opened up on the Brit.

Some believe the 20-year-old has struggled since her US Open triumph nearly two years ago because she's too preoccupied with sponsorship deals.

Yet Max Eisenbud shut down those suggestions and told The Tennis Podcast: “In Emma’s situation, we could have done 100 deals.

“She could be doing deals, and deals and deals, they left millions and millions of dollars on the table, they strategically took the best brands with the most limited time, the brands that understood that it was going to be a rocky road.

“None of her sponsors have ever called up and been like ‘Oh my god, I can’t believe she’s not winning!’. No one.

"I know people want to say ‘the pressure, she’s got the pressure’, I think the pressure she has is that she won a great tournament and she wants that feeling again and she wants to keep winning.

“The sponsors couldn’t have been more supportive, even through the injury.

"I know people want to say that the narrative, the big bad IMG is bringing in all this money and making them take deals but we’re a pretty well-established company, we’re not living and dying on commission.

"Our lights are going to stay on in the office.

"We want to do the best thing for the client and keep the client for a long time.”

He added: “You don’t just accidentally win the US Open the way she did, you have to be great to do what she did.


Carlos Alcaraz Wimbledon

Carlos Alcaraz is the talk of the tennis world following his recent Wimbledon triumph


"And I think she will settle and things will get more calm for her and I think she’ll make more deep runs and I think that she’ll win more Grand Slams when it’s all said and done."

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