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John McEnroe's comments on Naomi Osaka, Emma Raducanu draw sharp reactions

McEnroe, a seven-time Grand Slam singles champion, appears as an analyst on the host country's television coverage at the All England Club.

Published: 06th July 2021 05:36 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th July 2021 05:36 PM   |  A+A-

Britain's Emma Raducanu receives medical attention during the women's singles fourth round match against Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic on day seven of the Wimbledon. (Photo | AP)

By PTI

WIMBLEDON: Former tennis star John McEnroe's reaction on the BBC's broadcast to British teenager Emma Raducanu's mid-match retirement at Wimbledon has put him in the spotlight.

McEnroe, a seven-time Grand Slam singles champion, appears as an analyst on the host country's television coverage at the All England Club.

The 18-year-old Raducanu stopped playing while trailing in the second set of her fourth-round match against Ajla Tomljanovic on Monday night.

Raducanu was visited by a trainer, then left the court for a medical timeout.

Eventually, the chair umpire announced the 338th-ranked Raducanu would not continue because of a health issue, but did not specify why.

McEnroe told viewers "it appears it got a bit too much, which is understandable," for Raducanu.

He then made a reference to Naomi Osaka, the four-time major champion who pulled out of the previous Grand Slam tournament, the French Open, and also missed Wimbledon because she said she needed a mental health break.

More than two hours later, the All England Club said Raducanu had "difficulty breathing."

"I can't imagine being in her shoes, at 18, playing a fourth round in your home country."

"It's something I can't even imagine," Tomljanovic said, when asked about McEnroe's comments.

"For him to say that, it's definitely harsh."



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