Dan Evans believes Emma Radukanu will flourish when she returns to normalcy after her history-making US Open win.
The 18-year-old Brit was knocked out of Indian Wells in her first match after New York’s unprecedented glory last month.
The world’s eyes have been on the teenage sensation ever since winning as a qualifier at Flushing Meadows.
It’s been four weeks, but at some stage the focus will subside and she may begin to find herself on the WTA Tour.
Countryman Evans, 31, who plays Diego Schwartzman at Indian Wells on Monday, said: “He has a lot more to do.
“I read somewhere he said it was a good feeling to get that match out of the way, and that’s probably true.
“Now, she’s starting to get back to a little bit of normalcy where she can play and get ready for the next tournament.”
After losing in straight sets to world number 100 Aliksandra Sasnovi, Raducanu filed a petition asking for the help of an experienced coach for his next three tournaments in Russia, Romania and Austria.
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She split with Andrew Richardson despite winning the US Open, and her time spent with former British No. 1 Jeremy Bates was the only time she traveled to California.
Argentina’s Carlos Rodriguez, who worked alongside Chinese Grand Slam champion Li Na, has emerged as the favorite to take over.
Evans, who often travels without a coach, said: “It’s obviously not easy.
“This week he had Betsy and a hitter.
“The coaching thing will be sorted out soon, I think. Again, hopefully this can be a long partnership.”
I wish Emma luck. He has to stay focused because he has many years ahead of tennis
Defeated, Radukanu went down in a third round bout with her idol Simona Halep, the 2019 Wimbledon champion.
The 30-year-old Romanian said: “I feel old when these teenagers are coming to Grand Slams and winning Grand Slams, but we just have to admire them.
“I wish Emma luck. She has to stay focused because she has many years ahead of tennis. I’m sure she’ll win more.”
“It’s going to be a little harder when she feels the pressure.”