Tim Henman predicts best time for when Emma Raducanu will appoint new coach


Emma Raducanu is the 17th seed at Indian Wells (Picture: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Former British No.1 Tim Henman believes Emma Raducanu is making the right decision to take her time in appointing a new permanent coach but has ‘no idea’ who it could be.

The 18-year-old is currently in California gearing up for her second round at Indian Wells in her first tournament appearance since winning the US Open.

Raducanu made the decision to part ways with Andrew Richardson, the coach who guided her through the US Open, shortly after her triumph in New York.

It means she enters the BNP Paribas Open without a permanent coach despite former British No.1 Jeremy Bates being in her box for the duration of the tournament.

And Henman feels like there is no rush to make such a big decision, predicting she can make a new appointment next month or December before the Australian Open kicks off in the new year.

‘First and foremost, Jeremy is out there in his role with Katie Boulter and is also involved in British women’s tennis,’ Henman told talkSPORT.

Emma Raducanu

Emma Raducanu won her first ever Grand Slam at the US Open last month (Picture: TPN/Getty Images)

‘It is great that he can be there to support and if she’s got any questions around her matches or just be there to organise practice, it’s a familiar face.

‘Her coaching situation I’m sure will get addressed at the end of the year. She’s got a nice schedule now with three or four tournaments before the end of the year.

‘November and December will be time for her to reflect and plan for the future.

‘In terms of who that coach might be, I’ve got no idea. She needs to sit down and see who is available.

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‘I’m sure there will be lots of interest in the job. Hopefully then she can put someone in place to build on the enormous success of the latter part of…

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