Strong criticism of McEnroe after Raducanu's mysterious abandonment at Wimbledon

The former tennis player told the BBC that the young British tennis player did not know how to handle the situation, something that has earned him criticism from Ajla Tomljanovic and fans on social networks.


The abandonment of Emma Raducanu during her match against Ajla Tomljanovic at Wimbledon was one of the highlights of Monday's day at Wimbledon. The young British tennis player, who put the British fans in the pocket at 18, left due to respiratory problems against Ajla Tomljanovic, possibly as a result of nerves and the pressure of playing in one of the great stages of the tournament despite his youth . The tournament organization itself confirmed this Tuesday morning that the abandonment occurred due to "respiratory problems" and that, for that reason, it did not give a press conference or make statements to the tournament.

Former tennis player John McEnroe, who acts as a commentator for the tournament at the BBC, made a statement in which he questioned whether Raducanu knew how to handle this type of situation. "I feel bad for Emma, of course. But it seems that she has been overcome. It is understandable, and more after what has been said in recent weeks on the subject of Osaka. How many players can handle the situation? This makes us see the boys and girls who have controlled it for so long. I hope she learns from this experience. "However, McEnroe believes that the episode suffered by Raducanu is not a shame and believes that the British should learn from this situation. "I don't think it helped him that the previous game dragged on so long, it made him think more. That's very difficult to assume, especially when you've never been in this situation. Maybe it's not a shame that this happened to him at 18 years old. I played this tournament at 18 and was happy despite losing. I understood what I had to do. "

One of the first to react to McEnroe's words was Raducanu's rival, Australian Ajla Tomljanovic, who described the US tennis player's statements as "very harsh". "I can't put on his shoes at 18 playing a round of 16 in your own country. It is something I would never imagine. For McEnroe to say this is very harsh. I have experienced something similar but not of this magnitude. I know it is something real. I have spoken with athletes who have been through this and it is not easy ".

Social media also erupted at McEnroe for his comments about Raducanu. "I had not realized that John McEnroe has a medical degree or X-ray vision! I hope Emma Raducanu is well and has a speedy recovery. Her country is proud of her," wrote physician Alex George. In a similar vein, the journalist Harriet Minter was shown: "I have heard John McEnroe's comments about Emma Raducanu. Two things: Is he drunk? Is there anything more annoying than a man telling a woman that he is not hurt, but that Is everything emotional? No, there isn't. Please tell him to stop. "

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