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Jurgen Klopp, the head coach of Liverpool reveals he was inspired by Emma Raducanu’s US Open triumph last weekend.
The British teenager made history by becoming the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam title following her amazing win against fellow youngster Leylah Fernandez.
Asked for his reaction to one of the most remarkable sporting success stories of all time, Klopp said:
“It was impressive, it was a long time ago I watched a full tennis match and even longer since I watched a full women’s tennis game.”
“I was really impressed by the power and the speed.
“The whole game. women’s tennis is obviously in a brilliant moment. These two girls were 18 and 19 and what they showed was massively impressive.
“During the game, then we watched the interviews as well and both girls how they spoke at 18 and 19 that was inspiring, maybe even more so than the tennis and that was already inspiring enough.
“I was overwhelmed by the way they presented themselves.”
The German football manager also added.
“Fernandez was obviously disappointed losing the game and rightly so. Emma showed great respect for her, they knew and hoped they will face each other in the future very often and be in many more finals.
“It was just a great show of sportsmanship and elite sport. Emma is surely the talent of the century but without the hardest work it is not possible to be there.
“I will watch women’s tennis for sure much more now again than I did in the last few years.”
Source – metro