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Andy Murray says Emma Raducanu's US Open victory can inspire others to take up the sport

British tennis now has a "huge opportunity" to attract more people to the sport after Emma Raducanu's shock US Open win.

That's according to British men's tennis number one Andy Murray who believes the 18-year-old player's "incredible" triumph will "get more and more kids involved in the sport".

Speaking about Emma's shock win, when she became the first qualifier in history to win the tournament, the 34-year-old star, who won the men's US Open in 2012, said: "It was incredible what she did there.

"What she did in New York was very special, a huge boost for British tennis and gives hopefully the governing bodies an opportunity to capitalise on that and get more and more kids involved in the sport.

"It's great what she did and a huge opportunity for British tennis now."

And having seen a lot of Emma on the practice courts Murray always knew she was "really, really good".

He added: "I've spent a little bit of time around her on the practice court, but more so in the same building, training close to each other, and watching what she's doing, and she's obviously really, really good."

Meanwhile, having received a message of congratulations from Queen Elizabeth after her win, Emma previously revealed she planned to frame it.

She told the BBC: “It meant everything to get a message from Her Majesty.

"She's such a great inspiration and role model for the whole country so to have a note from her...

“I was extremely honoured and very, very grateful that she took notice of my tennis.

"I can't believe it.

"I'm maybe going to frame that letter or something.”

The message from the queen praised Emma for her “remarkable achievement” and said she had “no doubt” that the tennis star and her opponent, 19-year-old Leylah Fernandez, would be hugely inspirational.

She wrote: “I send my congratulations to you on your success in winning the United States Open Tennis Championships.

"It is a remarkable achievement at such a young age, and is testament to your hard work and dedication."

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