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John McEnroe tells Emma Raducanu to "back up hype" after his defeat at Wimbledon

John McEnroe doesn't chop up words with Emma Raducanu. 

Raducanu has been in the tournament ever since she won the US Open last year in a spectacular way at the age of 19. The stretch includes thesecond round messat Wimbledon on Wednesday. 

In the process, the 10th place in the world elicited McEnroe's anger. 

"She won the US Open from qualifying (round). Of course, there are many expectations from that," McEnroe told the BBC. "I think nerves are contributing to the injury. She's 19 years old. She should be able to handle it very quickly. I hope big things happen in the future, but you believe. You have to get started. Back up your hype! " 

Part of McEnroe's frustration is due toRaducanu's history of injury. At Wimbledon last year, McEnroe criticized Raducanu for losing the match due to dyspnea. Earlier this year, Raducanu dealt with blisters on her hands and feet and questioned McEnroe about her fitness regimen. 

McEnroe also lamented Raducanu's decision to play without a head coach since April. 

Raducanu suffered a second round upset at Wimbledon
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"Who (support staff) is?" Said McEnroe. "She keeps switching teams as new coaches get in and out of the situation. That's not a good thing, but she has to figure it out for herself. 

" She Won the National Open. Some leaners can't win the National Open. She's a great player. You have to look at it that way — not "I'm inexperienced." I haven't purchased that part completely.

Raducanu does not suffer from her lack of success last year.

McEnroe has become a frequent critic of Raducanu
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"There is no pressure," she said Wednesday. rice field. "Why is there pressure? I'm only 19 years old. I'm kidding. I literally won the slum.

" Yes, I'm paying attention, but I'm a slum Being a champion, no one is going to rob me of it. Yes, if anything, it puts pressure on those who don't. "