Andy Murray says Emma Raducanu deserves to win Sports Personality of the Year award after shock US Open triumph as he says 19-year-old has ‘a unbelievable persona’ – in distinction to perceptions about him missing one!
- Andy Murray is hoping and anticipating Emma Raducanu to win Sunday’s SPOTY
- The Scot received the award thrice and stated 19-year-old deserved to take award
- Murray beat Rafa Nadal at the Mubadala Tennis Championships in Abu Dhabi
Andy Murray is hoping and anticipating Emma Raducanu to observe him in successful the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday night.
The 34-year-old Scot, a three-times winner, joked: ‘Every time I won it I got accused of not having a personality but she has a fantastic personality.
‘She deserves to win, I don’t assume anybody can be too stunned if that’s the final result.’
Andy Murray (left) hopes and expects Emma Raducanu (proper) to win the SPOTY award
Murray, a three-time SPOTY winner, beat Rafa Nadal 6-3, 7-5 in Abu Dhabi on Friday
A irritating 12 months for Murray is nearing its finish on a excessive word with a victory over one of the best gamers of all time, albeit in an exhibition occasion.
The two-time Wimbledon champion on Friday registered a 6-3, 7-5 win in opposition to Rafael Nadal at the Mubadala Tennis Championships in Abu Dhabi, hinting of higher issues to are available in 2022.
For the Spaniard, it was a primary public outing since a long-term foot harm put him out in early August, and it confirmed in his often wayward play in opposition to an impressively sharp Murray.
He will head again to the UK for Christmas as soon as he has performed Saturday’s remaining — in opposition to Russian Andrey Rublev.
Meanwhile, his brother Jamie Murray on Friday evening known as off subsequent week’s Scotland versus England match in Aberdeen.
Murray faces Russian Andrey Rublev in the remaining in Abu Dhabi earlier than going residence for Christmas
While the unfold of Covid was cited as the motive, Sportsmail understands that one particular issue concerned was Cam Norrie becoming a member of the many athletes in the UK in testing optimistic for the virus.
The British No 1 was not stated to be affected by signs. His representatives didn’t reply to requests for remark.
Norrie, whose father is Scottish, was meant to line up alongside the Murrays in opposition to opponents together with Dan Evans for the newest in Jamie’s ‘Battle of the Brits’ ventures. Jamie stated: ‘All the players due to take part are absolutely gutted but some things are bigger than tennis.’
The timing was trying troublesome anyway with all British gamers due to fly out on December 27-28 for warm-ups prior to the Australian Open in Melbourne.
One participant not going Down Under will probably be former GB No 2 James Ward, who yesterday introduced his retirement at 34
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