Tennis News: “Andy Murray thinks Briton’s early exit in Indian Wells was only a ‘small blip,'” writes Emma Raducanu

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Tennis News: “She would probably be a lot better suited to cope with everything that’s going on than most and deal with it in a more mature way than I would have done when I was 18,” Andy Murray said of Emma Raducanu’s ability to deal with hardship in defeat.

Andy Murray feels Emma Raducanu suffered only a “small bump” in her first encounter since winning the US Open in Indian Wells, and he expects the teenager to handle adversity maturely.

Raducanu, a British youngster, did not drop a set in ten matches his route to winning the US Open title in a spectacular manner last month at Flushing Meadows.

Expectations were high in her first match since winning in New York, but the 18-year-old fell to Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the second round of the Indian Wells event in California, 6-2, 6-4.

Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion, believes Raducanu can handle the pressures and disappointments that come her way.

“What happened in New York was clearly great, but in tennis and sport, things don’t always go in the right direction,” former world No. 1 Murray told reporters.

“There are usually minor hiccups along the road.” It’s only a minor hiccup, but I’m sure most people were expecting it. To be honest, I don’t think it’s anything out of the ordinary.”

“She’s really brilliant, well educated, and stuff,” said the Scot, who defeated US Open quarter-finalist, Carlos Alcaraz of Spain, to set up a clash with Alexander Zverev.

“So you’d think she’d be a lot better suited than most to deal with everything that’s going on and deal with it in a more mature way than I would have done when I was 18.”

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