Emma Raducanu parts ways with Sebastian Sachs as Briton seeks sixth coach in two years | Tennis News

Emma Raducanu has split from her fifth coach within two years after parting ways with Sebastian Sachs.

The 20-year-old only started working with Sachs – who guided Belinda Bencic to an Olympic gold medal in 2021 – in December.

Radukanu is currently recovering from triple surgery on his wrist and ankle, which has ruled him out of the French Open and grass-court season.

The 2021 US Open champion posted on Twitter: “I have really enjoyed coaching Seb and working with him, it is unfortunate that circumstances have made it impossible for both of us to continue for now and we have decided to separate Have done

“I wish Seb the best of luck moving forward.”

Sachs’ brief stint with Raducanu included the Australian Open in January, but their partnership is now over.

He spoke about hoping to forge a long-term link with Sachs in Melbourne, saying: “I really like Seb, I think we’re doing some great things. He’s really purposeful and really experienced.” I just love the way we’re working together and I really hope it works out.”

Reducanu’s team insisted that this latest split was a mutual decision, with the British unable to do any work at court for several months, and that the pair have a very good relationship, while they have yet to find Sachs’ successor. process has not been started.

Raducanu has had a litany of coaches over the past two years.

Nigel Sears was in Raducanu’s corner to run until the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2021, before Andrew Richardson coached her to her surprise US Open win, where she became the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam title.

But Radukaanu chose not to extend their short-lived partnership as she sought a coach with WTA Tour experience. She became engaged to Angelique Kerber’s longtime mentor Torben Beltz in November 2021, but the partnership would only last for five months.

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Johanna Konta believes Emma Radukanu will target the US Open as she recovers from wrist and ankle surgeries.

Radukaanu opted to turn to a “new training model with the LTA supporting him in the interim” for the grass-court season before hiring Dmitry Tursunov to defend his US Open title.

The Briton won eight of his 15 matches with Tursunov before deciding to leave Russia to work with another player in October last year.

Radukanu then teamed up with Sachs, but only managed to play 10 matches due to injuries.

Timeline of Raducanu’s coaches

When he made his breakthrough at Wimbledon in 2021, Raducanu was working with Andy Murray’s father-in-law Nigel Sears.

He dropped Andrew Richardson after his surprise win in New York.

German coach Torben Beltz was recruited by April last year.

Russian Dmitry Tursunov was then appointed on a trial basis but they could not agree a permanent deal and they parted ways in October last year.

Sachs was Redukanu’s fifth coach in less than two years.

What’s next for Redukanu?

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Emma Reducanu is again looking for a new coach

The priority will be Radukanu’s recovery but finding the right mentor has proved to be a tricky business and he will now have to go through that process again, with concerns that high turnover will put the best coaches off him.

Radukanu is currently ranked world No. 107 and while her ranking slide continues she will rely on a protected ranking – and wildcards – to make her way back.

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Radukanu will travel to the Hangzhou International Tennis Masters from June 22-25, though her chances of competing are slim.

She will be joined by a number of tennis greats including Marat Safin, Juan Martin del Potro and David Ferrer and some local Chinese players.

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