Emma Raducanu: Andy Murray won't 'wade in' with advice and opinion

Emma Raducanu is the history's first qualifier to win a major title
Andy Murray said he would be "always on the phone" to assist Emma Raducanu, but only if she asked.

The 18-year old won the US Open title in her second Grand Slam appearance. This catapulted her to 23rd place in the world and global fame.

Murray, a former world number one and three time major champion, previously stated that her accomplishments were "very special".

He won't "wade in", because he didn't like the advice or opinion when he was on it.

He said, "I didn't like it when all the ex-British tennis stars were always wading into after every win or loss about what to do, what to avoid doing, and a lot more giving advice when you haven’t asked."

It was extremely irritating to me - and it still is today. I don't wish to be like that person.

"What Emma has accomplished is amazing and I hope she continues to do great things in the sport. If she ever needs to talk to me, or her family, I will always be available at the other end of the line.

"But I don’t want to be the guy who just wades in after every win or loss and gives my opinion on how she should or shouldn’t do it differently. It's not helpful."

Raducanu's win in New York was the culmination of Britain's 44-year-old wait for a female Grand Slam Singles title. This victory is similar to Virginia Wade's 1977 Wimbledon win.

Murray's 2012 US Open victory ended a 76 year drought without a British male winner of a major singles title. This was following Fred Perry's 1936 triumphs at Wimbledon and in the US.

The Scot says the country can't afford to wait so long again.

He said, "For a country which hosts the largest tennis tournament in the globe, and is certainly not lacking money, that's just not good enough."

"Now should be a chance to try to ensure that it's no longer a long wait. They should seize the chance."