John McEnroe stands by Wimbledon comments on Emma Raducanu

  • Commentator said occasion at SW19 ‘a little bit too much’ for her
  • 18-year-old won US Open on Saturday

John McEnroe wascriticised heavily after his comments about Emma Raducanu when she retired from Wimbledon in July but the American said he was “very supportive” of her at the time and praised the Briton for her stunning US Open victory.

Raducanu, who is planning to take some rest after her breakthrough triumph, retired from her last-16 Wimbledon match due to breathing difficulties and McEnroe, commentating for the BBC, said the occasion on her major debut appeared to get “a little bit too much” for her.

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