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Emma Raducanu gives Rome a fitness update as she admits she had a 'five per cent chance' of winning in Madrid

Emma Raducanu "feels pretty positive" despite defeat and nagging injuries. (Author: Gardener)

Emma RaducanuShe always faced a tough fight in the third round of the Madrid Open due to a back injury and "some little things" but Emma Raducanu sees Glas as half full after her elimination. Raducanu has impressed on clay for the past few weeks but on Tuesday she got off to a slow start against Anhelina Kalinina and although she recovered in the second set, the teenager eventually went 6-2 2-6 6-4 against them Ukrainian. She moved better for the rest of the game, but the unseeded Kalinina regained her composure to wrap up the win in two hours and 19 minutes. After the match, Raducanu admitted that she didn't have high hopes of winning due to an injury at the start. "I would have given myself a five percent chance of winning that match and that it almost happened was a positive thing I think," said the 19-year-old. I've been carrying some issues with me throughout the week and it kind of takes its toll, all games at this level. "I think that's a good thing that I feel like I'm going through this and my body builds with every game I play." The Italian Open is next on the WTA Tour calendar before players head to Paris for the French Open and for now it's unclear if Raducanu will be in Rome. "I'm not sure yet what I'm going to do, whether I'm going home now or straight to Rome. "I'm not sure when to start. "I'm feeling pretty positive. For me it's often just overload and then two or three days of complete rest and I can start training again.” The article Emma Raducanu gives Rome a fitness update as she admits she has a “5 percent chance of winning in Madrid ' appeared first on Tennis365.com.

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Emma Raducanu 'positive' despite Madrid exit but admits Rome's woes would be 'a real shame'

EMMA RADUCANU suffered from back problems during her Madrid Open loss to Anhelina Kalinina. (Author: Gardener)

MadridWe use your registration to deliver content in a way you have consented to and to improve our understanding of you. We use your registration to deliver content in a way you have consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include advertising from us and third parties, as we understand it. This may include advertising from us and third parties, as we understand it. Emma Raducanu has admitted she may have to miss next week's Italian Open despite feeling "positive" after her elimination in Madrid. Emma Raducanu has admitted she may have to miss next week's Italian Open despite feeling "positive" after her elimination in Madrid. World No. 11 was ousted 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 by Anhelina Kalinina in the round of 16 on Tuesday night. World No. 11 was ousted 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 by Anhelina Kalinina in the round of 16 on Tuesday night. Raducanu has enjoyed a successful first clay-court season, reaching their first quarter-finals of the year in Stuttgart last week and dropping nine games en route to the third round in Madrid. Her run at the Caja Magica ended against world No. 37 Kalinina, who overcame the ninth seed in two hours and 19 minutes. After falling at the Madrid Open, the 19-year-old admitted she was still "positive" but had been hit with a back injury that left her little chance of winning and could keep her out of Rome's WTA 1000 next week . "I would have given myself a five percent chance of winning that match and that it almost happened was a positive thing in my opinion," said the US Open champion. Discussing her plans for the upcoming Italian Open, Raducanu couldn't confirm that she would definitely make her debut in Rome after suffering with her back. She continued, "I'm not sure yet what I'm going to do, whether I'm going home or going straight to Rome. The plan now is to go to Rome. I hope there is enough time because it would be a real shame to miss it.”

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Emma Raducanu provides injury update after latest problem in Madrid Open defeat

Emma Raducanu is hoping to play in Rome next week despite picking up a back injury in her Madrid Open elimination against Anhelina Kalinina. (Author: Gardener)

Emma RaducanuEmma Raducanu is hoping to play in Rome next week despite picking up a back injury in her Madrid Open elimination against Anhelina Kalinina. Raducanu has been dealing with a variety of fitness issues this season, including a problem with her hip as her body struggles with the demands of the Tour. The next tournament on the horizon for the young star is the Italian Open but she revealed her participation is up in the air following her recent setback. I've been carrying a few small items with me throughout the week and it's just taking its toll. "I'm not sure yet what I'm going to do, whether I'm going home or going straight to Rome. "I'm not sure when to start. I hope there is enough time because it would be a real shame to miss it. "I'm feeling pretty positive. For me it's mostly just overwork and then two or three days of complete rest and I can start training again.” Since winning the US Open last year, Raducanu hasn't had consistent results on the WTA Tour. While the managerial change has disrupted her game, her physical condition has been questioned with many ex-players like Boris Becker suggesting the young star needs to improve her fitness. Earlier this season, the US Open champion had withdrawn from 40 percent of the regular tour tournaments she'd competed in during her career. After her defeat in Madrid, Raducanu believed she had little chance of winning the match against Kalinina as she tries to prepare for the French Open later this month. She added, "I would have given myself a five percent chance of winning that match and that it almost happened was a positive thing I think." MORE : Emma Raducanu opens up after making 'tough' decision to walk away from her separate, a new focus trainer Torben Beltz Follow Metro Sport on for the latest news

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Raducanu admits she had "no idea" about her opponent after losing at the Madrid Open

Emma Raducanu was defeated by Ukrainian star Anhelina Kalinina at the Madrid Open and the US Open champion admitted she knew nothing about her opponent ahead of her match (Author: Gardener)

Emma RaducanuEmma Raducanu was defeated by Ukrainian star Anhelina Kalinina at the Madrid Open and the US Open winner admitted she knew nothing about her opponent ahead of her match Emma Raducanu admitted that ahead of her match at the Madrid Open, which is the Ukrainian won, had "no idea" about Anhelina Kalinina. World No. 37 Kalinina put in a brilliant performance to win the first set before the US Open winner took a medical break due to back pain. Raducanu then served poorly before Kalinina kept her nerve to secure the win in two hours and 19 minutes. The win means the Ukrainian advances to the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open, while the defeat comes as a surprise to Raducanu as she thought she was at her best since winning the US Open in New York last year. She was aiming for three wins in the same event for the first time since her success at Flushing Meadows, but fell short against Kalinina. Raducanu admitted she had "no idea" about Kalinina ahead of the game and ended up having to prepare without the help of a full-time coach. Coached by her husband Anton Korchevskyi, Kalinina has now beaten consecutive Grand Slam champions after beating Garbine Muguruza 6-3, 6-0. She said: "I want to give credit to Emma because I think we both played at a very high quality and that's why the tennis was great. Emma Raducanu believes she has been at her best since her stunning US Open win last year. Who should Emma Raducanu hire as her next coach? The British left-hander, who overwhelmed the Russian in the first set and led 3-0 in the last set, commented: "I was a bit surprised that I can play a very high level on clay." Novak Djokovic, the number 1 of the World, began his quest for a fourth Madrid Open title with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Gael Monfils. It was his 18th consecutive win against Monfils, the highest win by one player over another in the Open era. The Serb meets old rival Andy Murray in the Madrid Open round of 16 after the Scot sealed his win over Denis Shapovalov in two hours and nine minutes. The 34-year-old won the game 6-1, 3-6, 6-2. Murray has not played against Djokovic since the Qatar Open in January 2017, when the Brit topped the world rankings. The 20-time Grand Slam winner won in three sets.

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Emma Raducanu admits she was 95% sure she would lose her last match after further injuries

Emma Raducanu was eliminated from the Madrid Open after further injury problems marred her latest performance. The British number one had to have her back treated at the end of the first set before she lost the round of 16 match against the Ukrainian Anhelina Kalinina 6-2, 2-6, 6-4. Raducanu has yet to reach beyond […] (Author: Gardener)

Emma RaducanuEmma Raducanu was eliminated from the Madrid Open after further injury problems marred her latest performance. The British number one had to have her back treated at the end of the first set before she lost the round of 16 match against the Ukrainian Anhelina Kalinina 6-2, 2-6, 6-4. Raducanu has never reached the quarterfinals of a tournament since her historic US Open win in September 2021. The 19-year-old had been looking for convincing victories over Tereza after her first run of three straight wins since Flushing Meadows Martincová and Marta Kostyuk in their first two games at the Madrid Open. However, after losing the first set to Kalinina, Raducanu showed that she was "struggling" with a back problem and despite a strong comeback in the second set, the Ukrainian prevailed and secured her place in the next round against Switzerland's Jil Teichmann . Emma Raducanu of Great Britain in action during her third round match against Anhelina Kalinina of Ukraine during day six of the Mutua Madrid Open at La Caja Magica on May 03, 2022 in Madrid, Spain. "I would have given myself a five percent chance of winning this match," Raducanu admitted after her defeat at the Madrid Open. Since her historic US Open victory, the Brit has burst into the limelight and has risen dramatically in the world rankings. Before making her WTA Tour debut at the Nottingham Open in June 2021, Raducanu was ranked 366th in the world and although she's struggled with her form lately, she's moved up to 11th, right up the top of the top ten. The British number one's best result since becoming the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam was two quarter-finals. The first came at the Transylvania Open, where Raducanu had been hoping for a legendary win on her Romanian father's home soil and a meeting with her tennis idol, Simona Halep. However, she lost to Kostyuk of Ukraine and missed her chance to face Halep in the semifinals. She also recently reached the quarterfinals of the Stuttgart Open where she put on a strong performance against world number one Iga Swiatek but ultimately lost with a thrilling 6-4, 6-4 performance. Emma Raducanu of Great Britain plays a backhand during her singles second round match against Danka Kovinic of Montenegro during day four of the Australian Open 2022 at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. However, injuries severely hampered her performances, including a hand blister that limited her ability to hit forehand shots during her Australian Open debut. Despite her severe string of recurring injuries, Raducanu remains optimistic about the future and hopes she will appear at the Italian Open next week. "I think that's a good thing that I feel like I'm going through this and my body builds with every game I play."

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Emma Raducanu Provides Injury Update After Madrid Open Elimination

The British number one struggled with back problems as she lost to Anhelina Kalinina in Madrid (Author: Gardener)

Emma Raducanu Provides Injury UpdateEmma Raducanu is optimistic about competing in Rome next week, despite struggling with a back injury as she retired from the Madrid Open after a three-set loss to Anhelina Kalinina. Raducanu was out of shape and muscular in an opening set that lasted just 35 minutes, after which she briefly left the court for a medical time-out after clinching her back a couple of times. Amazingly, she looked rejuvenated afterwards, using the drop in Kalinina's level to force a decider, only for the unseeded Ukrainian to prevail 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 in two hours and 19 minutes. 🇺🇦 Anhelina Kalinina is in her 𝙁𝙄𝙍𝙎𝙏 WTA 1000 Quarterfinals! Kill another major champion with Raducanu. #MMOPEN pic.twitter.com/nyNNr0wwJl— wta (@WTA) May 3, 2022 Raducanu will now wait and see if there are still problems with her back before deciding to travel to the Italian Open, but she's confident about what affects their condition. "To be honest, I had a bit of a problem with my back," Raducanu said. "I've been carrying a few little things with me all week and it's just taking its toll. "I'm not sure yet what I'm going to do, whether I'm going home now or straight to Rome. "I'm not sure when to start. I hope there is enough time because it would be a real shame to miss it. "I'm feeling pretty positive. For me it's often just overload and then two or three days of complete rest and I can start training again.” While Raducanu has had some minor issues in the Spanish capital, where she was seeded ninth, the US Open winner believes that she can take positive things with her from the last few days. She said: "I feel like I'm going through this and my body builds with every match I play. "I'm pretty happy with the progress I've made over the past few weeks and I think I've definitely done something to build on and continue to build on. "I feel like my mentality and attitude about how I'm doing things is a lot better now." An epic of well over two hours - including a grueling 63-minute final movement - didn't seem in sight when one did listless Raducanu was broken to love in her service game. Kalinina - who defeated Grand Slam champions Sloane Stephens and Garbine Muguruza to reach that stage and lost just three games to the latter - simply overwhelmed Raducanu in a one-sided opener. Reflecting on the treatment that followed, Raducanu said, "I don't know what magic they worked, but I had a numb back in the second and third sets, so I couldn't feel anything." There was little doubt that Kalinina's level in the second The set was down, but Raducanu ruthlessly took advantage to level the match in the third round with momentum seemingly on their side. Kalinina found her reach again but this time Raducanu refused to buckle and they exchanged fierce blows with the world No. 11 fighting back 3-1 to win three straight games. But as both players seemed to tire, Kalinina produced a great, sharp backhand that proved out of reach to earn the crucial break before sealing victory in the next game when Raducanu missed a volley.

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Emma Raducanu's agent helped Maria Sharapova earn more than £200m

Emma Raducanu has become a global superstar since winning the US Open, but who has she trusted to manage her life? It's a turbulent time for the British teenager as she tries to navigate her first full season on the WTA Tour with a long line of […] (Author: Gardener)

Emma Raducanu'sEmma Raducanu has become a global superstar since winning the US Open, but who has she trusted to manage her life? It's a turbulent time for the British teenager as she seeks to level the competition with a long string of endorsements and other opportunities in her first full season on the WTA Tour. But while Raducanu is struggling to find the right coaching crew, she already seems to have the best team of agents to offer. The 19-year-old has already struck lucrative deals with some of the world's best-known brands, and as her shares continue to soar it seems inevitable that more brands will be lining up to partner with the UK's number one. Here's everything you need to know about the two men behind Raducanu's new super status. When Raducanu was seen walking around London after her US Open triumph, the man accompanying her was agent Chris Helliar. The 30-year-old is a former tennis pro himself, although he never reached his new client's illustrious heights. According to the ITF tennis website, Helliar achieved a career high ranking of 1308 in singles and 1407 in doubles. He ended his singles career in 2015 with a record of 31 wins and 19 losses. After his tennis career he switched to marketing and advertising. He has been with the International Management Group (IMG) since March 2021. Helliar can often be seen in Raducanu's box, cheering on his client. He was pictured at the US Open final and was recently photographed supporting the Brit in Madrid where she reached the last 16 of the peloton. It is also understood that Helliar is a Tottenham Hotspur fan and inspired Raducanu to become a fan as well. The Brit was pictured in a Spurs shirt with her name on the back at training last month. The other man in charge of managing Raducanu is super agent Max Eisenbud, the head of accounts at IMG Tennis. Eisenbud was known to be the former agent of five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova, although it seems their relationship ended up sour. In fact, Sharapova, who tested positive for the banned substance meldonium in 2016, has admitted in interviews that she blames Eisenbud for her failed doping test. I worked with the doctor and told my manager [Eisenbud] to check all the banned drugs. Emma Raducanu's New Agent Max Eisenbud However, despite their troubled relationship, Eisenbud played a role in Sharapova topping Forbes' list of highest-paid athletes for ten consecutive years between 2006 and 2016. According to the Evening Standard, the super agent helped the Russian earn £234million in partnerships over the course of her 17-year career. Despite being an active player on the WTA Tour for less than a year, Eisenbud and Helliar have already helped Raducanu land a number of notable endorsement deals. After winning the US Open, the teenager quickly signed with Tiffany and Dior, as well as water brand Evian, British Airways and Vodafone. Their most recent high-profile partnership came in March 2022 when the Brit became a brand ambassador for car manufacturer Porsche.

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Paramedics saved my father's life

Nottingham Forest defender Steve Cook thanks paramedics for saving his father's life ahead of the Championship game in Bournemouth. (Author: Gardener)

Nottingham ForestNottingham Forest defender Steve Cook thanked paramedics for saving his father ahead of Tuesday's Championship game in Bournemouth. Bournemouth won the game 1-0 and secured promotion to the Premier League. Ex-Cherries skipper Cook wrote on Twitter: "First of all congratulations to AFC Bournemouth on their promotion but tonight I have to thank the paramedics at the game." The defender added: "Unfortunately my father suffered just before the game cardiac arrest and they managed to bring him back to life. Kieffer Moore scored the only goal of the game in the 83rd minute as Bournemouth teamed with champions Fulham to win promotion to the Premier League. Cook joined Forest in January for an undisclosed fee after spending 10 years with the Cherries and playing more than 350 times for the club. The defeat for Forest leaves them in the Championship play-offs as they look to return to the top of English football's flight for the first time since 1999.

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Forest is recovering from a "setback," Cooper says

Manager Steve Cooper says Nottingham Forest will not let a defeat by Bournemouth derail their hopes of promotion to the Premier League. (Author: Gardener)

CooperManager Steve Cooper says Nottingham Forest will not let a defeat by Bournemouth derail their hopes of promotion to the Premier League. It will be the Reds' first championship playoff season in 11 years. "It's about recovering from setbacks that define you and that's what we have to ensure now," Cooper said. Kieffer Moore's late goal for Bournemouth sent the Cherries back to the Premier League at the expense of Forest, in a game where the Reds needed at least a draw to stand a chance of direct promotion on the final day. It was a wrong decision, for which Cooper apologized after the game, said referee Stuart Attwell and his assistant. "We accept it's disappointing but we're moving on," Cooper told BBC East Midlands Today. Bournemouth have occupied the automatic promotion places for most of the season, while Forest spent 46 of the first 52 days of the season in the relegation places in their worst start to a campaign in more than a century. When Forest celebrated their first win against Huddersfield on 18 September - a win achieved under caretaker Steven Reid - the East Midlands club were bottom of the table and 14 points behind then-leaders Bournemouth. Under Cooper, who was replaced by Chris Hughton in September, Forest have accumulated more points than any other side. Cooper said the Reds should celebrate recovering from such a poor start to almost crash the race for automatic promotion. "We were 18 points behind them at times," Cooper told BBC Radio Nottingham. When asked if he should derail Forest's promotion ambitions, Cooper replied, "It won't.

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The key dates Nottingham Forest fans need to know as the Championship play-offs beckon

The latest Nottingham Forest news from Nottinghamshire Live as the Reds confirm their Championship play-off spot (Author: Gardener)

Nottingham ForestNottingham Forest will enter the Championship play-offs later this month. Nottingham Forest will have to do it the hard way and fight their way through the Championship play-offs if they want to win promotion. Steve Cooper's side missed a chance to go straight upstairs after losing to Bournemouth at Dean Court on Tuesday night. The Cherries return to the top flight alongside Fulham as they secured second place with a 1-0 win. The Reds are currently in third place in the table and have a game round to play next Saturday. They are level on points (79) with Huddersfield, who are also guaranteed a place in the play-offs before the finals weekend. But Middlesbrough and Millwall can still qualify alongside Forest and the Terriers. The English Football League have announced the dates for the Championship play-offs amid Nottingham Forest's struggle for promotion. The final round of play on May 7th will announce the final four teams for the mini-tournament. The playoff semi-final first legs will take place on Friday, May 13 (6th vs. 3rd) and Saturday, May 14 (5th vs. 4th). And the second legs will take place on Monday, May 16 (3rd vs. 6th) and Tuesday, May 17 (4th vs. 5th). The final takes place at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 29 May and will see a Premier League spot up for grabs. Forest play third on the line in their last game of the season against Hull City. Boss Cooper encouraged his players after the Bournemouth defeat to go once again and prove they have top-flight status. "It's a disappointment, but whether we like it or not, we have to move on with it. Good teams are characterized by how they recover from setbacks. "We're in that position now, with the playoffs. You see how many teams are desperate to make the playoffs and we qualified with three games to go. "It takes some practice. Get the latest forest news straight to your inbox! We keep working the way we work and we will be ready. “That was a disappointing result. Good first half. Not so good second half. We'll just go again. "It's not going to derail us.

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