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Emma Raducanu’s former coach Dmitry Tursunov has appeared to suggest that her parents mismanage the British tennis star.

Tursunov is the fourth coach to have left Raducanu’s team in the last 15 months –– following the departures of Nigel Sears, Andrew Richardson and Torben Beltz.

Raducanu had reportedly wanted to continue working with Tursunov, having won eight of her 15 matches since she started working with the Russian coach.

However, the 39-year-old is now thought to have been the one who ended the partnership and has allegedly accepted another coaching job elsewhere.

What has Tursunov said?

While Tursunov has not spoken publicly on why he is no longer working with the former US Open champion, he did like some tweets on social media that were particularly damning of Raducanu.

One of these tweets read: “Apparently it was Tursunov’s decision. His new player suits his California residency much better and he was having visa issues anyway. Not sure if he’s being entirely truthful or trying to save face for Raducanu though.”

The Russian also liked, then unliked a tweet suggesting there are other reasons he walked away from working with the Brit.

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“Tursunov practically running away, isn’t [it] a bad sign for you? Like something is going on inside there,” the tweet said.

Meanwhile, Tursunov liked a third tweet that suggests he believes Raducanu’s parents are influencing her decision on which coaches to hire.

“Appears the parents are mismanaging. It’s like an owner of a major league sports team telling the GM to change coaches annually or what players to draft.”

Who is Tursunov?

Tursunov is a retired Russian tennis player, who won seven titles during his professional career.

Since switching to coaching, he has mentored the likes of Elena Vesnina and Aryna Sabalenka, while he also enjoyed success working with Anett Kontaveit.

The Estonian won five titles under Tursunov’s tutelage and was ranked second in the world at one stage.

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Who will Raducanu’s new coach be?

Raducanu is yet to announce who her new coach will be, though she has announced she will work with physical conditioning specialist Jez Green.

During his career, Green has worked with Andy Murray and Alexander Zverev, among others.

Green was part of Murray’s team for seven years and helped him with the US Open, Wimbledon and Olympic gold at the 2012 Games.

Currently, ​​Green is currently working with former world number three Dominic Thiem but will be able to provide Raducanu with fitness advice over the coming weeks as she prepares for the 2023 Tour.

Rafael Nadal dropped out from the top-2 in May last year. The Spaniard had a chance to return to that group last week, standing close to Alexander Zverev and hoping for a good result in Cincinnati. Instead, Rafa experienced an early loss and failed to pass the German.

Zverev is 130 points ahead of Nadal on the latest ATP ranking list, keeping his position in the top-2 despite not playing for over two months! Competing for the first time since withdrawing at Wimbledon, Rafa experienced a 7-6, 4-6, 6-3 loss to Borna Coric in the Cincinnati second round.

Borna prevailed after two hours and 51 minutes following a fine display to remain on the title course and took important points away from Rafa in the year-end no. 1 battle. Nadal remains the leader of the ATP Race after two Major titles in 2022, having a nice chance to become world no.

1 again after the US Open. Rafa and Borna played a tight match with three break chances. Both rivals converted one in sets two and three, and the Croat prevailed with a lone break in the decider.

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal remains world no.

3 behind Alexander Zverev.

The match started with six comfortable holds, reaching 3-3 in 24 minutes. Borna attacked on the return in game seven and hit a smash winner at the net to create a break chance, the only of the set.

Nadal denied it and brought the game home to remain on the positive side. The rain sent them off the court in the tenth game, and they returned 80 minutes later. The set reached a tie break and turned into an absolute cracker.

Rafa came back from 4-2 down and claimed three straight points for 5-4. The Spaniard earned the first set point at 6-5 but failed to convert it on his serve. Borna saved the second set point at 6-7 and created his first set point at 8-7.

Nadal saved it with a forced error and denied the second to lock the result at 9-9. Rafa hit a double fault at 9-10 to lose the opener after an hour and 14 minutes! The Spaniard served well in the second set and awaited an opportunity on the return.

It came in game seven, and he seized it after Coric’s loose forehand. Nadal moved 5-3 up with a winner at the net and closed the set with another in game ten to force a decider after two hours and six minutes. Both players served under 50% in the final set and still lost only 11 points in service games.

Coric produced five comfortable holds and kept the pressure on the other side. The Croat forced Nadal’s forehand mistake in game six for two break chances. Rafa played another wayward forehand to get broken and fall 4-2 behind.

Borna served for the victory in game nine and held with a forehand crosscourt forehand to seal the deal and earn a notable triumph.

Andy Murray’s reunion with Ivan Lendl a surprise, says Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou

Murray won all three of his grand slam titles under Lendl as well as two Olympic golds

Andy Murray’s reunion with coach Ivan Lendl was a surprise, Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou has said, but it would be a fitting way to end his career.

andry murray Ivan Lendl

Murray won all three of his grand slam titles under Lendl, including his historic Wimbledon title in 2013, and the 34-year-old has appointed him for a third spell.

The pair begin working together this month following tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami as Murray looks to climb up the rankings ahead of the grasscourt season.

“I was very surprised that Andy and Ivan start to work together again simply because they broke up two times already!” Mouratoglou told Sky Sports. “For Andy it’s more difficult to win a grand slam now after surgery and I’m surprised Ivan goes with someone who probably isn’t going to win a grand slam now.

“To win three slams is incredible with Roger, Rafa and Novak playing, to reach No1 in the world with those three guys playing is also incredible. He’s shown how dedicated he is to this game, an incredible fighter. It’s always exciting to work with guys like that so I can understand that Ivan is doing that. And I think it’s great because they’ve made wonders in the past together.

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“For them to end the career together, I think it’s very nice.”

Murray, who is ranked 84 in the world, announced a split from long-time coach Jamie Delgado in December and recently had spells with Jan De Wit and Dani Vallverdu.

The Scot first appointed Lendl in 2012 and the Czech-American, who is an eight-time grand slam champion, played a key role in Murray’s first major title at the US Open that year.

andry murray Ivan Lendl

Murray and Lendl first split in 2014 but resumed their partnership in 2016 as Murray won a second Wimbledon title and finished the year as world number one.

Lendl left Murray’s team at the end of the 2017 season, with the two-time Olympic champion since suffering several injury set-backs and undergoing career-saving hip resurfacing surgery.

Murray has said he plans to skip the clay court season in order to prepare for Wimbledon and he will work with Lendl on an extended training block in April.

In announcing the plans, Murray’s team said Lendl’s return will be followed by the appointment of an additional coach who will travel with him to tournaments.

Lendl, who had a spell coaching world number three Alexander Zverev between 2018 and 2019, previously split with Murray in order to spend less time travelling on the tour.

Fans of the former world number one will hope Lendl’s return is a boost to Murray’s chances of a deep run at a grand slam, something the Scot has not managed to do since his injury comeback.

He was knocked out of the Australian Open in the second round in January, losing in straight sets to Taro Daniel, and reached the third round on his return to Wimbledon last year.

andry murray Ivan Lendl

andry murray Ivan Lendl

andry murray Ivan Lendl