John McEnroe claims Emma Raducanu ‘can actually play looser and extra free’ as underdog in opposition to Coco Gauff
Coco Gauff is the robust favourite to beat Emma Raducanu of their Australian Open second-round conflict, though that would assist the British participant.
That’s the view of John McEnroe, who’s hoping the match – going down at Rod Laver Area on Wednesday at 8am UK time – is simply the type of rivalry the ladies’s recreation wants.
He’s eager to see what Redukanu can do in a uncommon state of affairs the place it is perhaps potential for the older participant to be semi-rested.
Coco Gauff (above) is the robust favourite to beat Emma Raducanu, in line with John McEnroe
However the tennis legend thinks it is going to ease the stress on British star Radukanu (pictured) and permit him to let free of their Australian Open second-round conflict on Tuesday morning UK time.
‘It is an awesome second spherical match and I feel it is going to be the primary time shortly the place Emma can actually let free and play extra freely,’ she advised Eurosport.
‘It will likely be fascinating to see what occurs there. I feel Coco is in higher form in the mean time and I feel it will be quickly that she’s going to win a significant competitors within the subsequent yr or two. For me she goes in as a heavy favourite.
‘It looks like she’s enjoying higher and higher and serving extra constantly than she’s ever achieved. I’d say this can be a match he ought to win, however a match that would put Redukanu again on the map, which might be good for him.
The American (left) claimed being the underdog would assist 20-year-old Radukanu play extra freely
The competition seems to be to be closely tilted on the rankings, with the 78ers enjoying quantity seven, and it is going to be Raducanu’s first time enjoying on the huge dimensions of the Laver Stadium.
“It is in all probability the primary time in a number of years that Emma is not feeling the type of stress she’s been feeling since profitable the US Open,” McEnroe stated.
‘So perhaps it is a good factor that he is been allowed to be extra impartial and do his job, as a result of to me he is that sort of participant, that sort of individual and that sort of expertise that we are able to use within the high 10. Can.