Emma Raducanu (338 °), the young British tennis sensation, had to abandon her participation in Wimbledon in the middle of the match against Ajla Tomljanović (75th) after requesting medical assistance. The defeat by 6-4 and 3-0 will remain only for the statistics but the reactions will fly over a while longer.
This is the case of John McEnroe, commentator for the BBC in the London tournament, who did not believe much in the discomfort of the British: “A match like this is very difficult to assume, especially when you have never been in this situation. Maybe it is not a Too bad this happened to him when he was 18 years old. “
Is that Raducanu, only 18 years old, she withdrew from the match against the Australian due to “breathing problems” according to the official announcement to the press made by Wimbledon.
“I played this tournament at 18 and I was happy despite losing because I understood what I had to do,” said the former world No. 1 who, minutes later, endured criticism on social networks.