Ranked 150th in the world who entered the tournament, Radukanu’s Fairy Tail winning run has been a dream thing.
The Briton didn’t miss a set on his way to his first major title, showing the chivalry and sobriety his years on the biggest stage imaginable.
Radukanu also became the youngest Grand Slam singles champion since 17-year-old Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon in 2004.
His achievement becomes even more remarkable when one considers that he has yet to win a main draw match on the WTA Tour. Now he is a Grand Slam winner.
Later, she paid tribute to Fernandez and put up a tough test in the final, while also applauding the future of women’s tennis.
“I hope we play each other in more finals and more matches on the Tour, in these stages, on occasions like Arthur Ashe,” said Carolyn Manno of CNN Sport.
“I mean it’s very enjoyable and here are two of us young people for the Grand Slam finals and more to come, it certainly shows how strong the future of tennis is and hopefully we can follow in the footsteps of some of us.” Will be able to tell about the legends who have just played and those who are playing now.”
‘A Star Was Born’
The tennis world came to a standstill in the first all-teen final of the US Open since 1999.
And the two youngsters did not disappoint, displaying flashes of brilliance and resilience during the fight at Flushing Meadows.
However, despite Fernandez’s best efforts, she was unable to stop Radukanu’s meteoric rise, becoming the UK’s first female Grand Slam singles champion in 44 years.
This was followed by a flood of congratulatory messages for Radukanu with the queen.
Billie Jean King, the 18-time Grand Slam singles winner, praised the next generation of tennis players as well as the New York crowd.
“It’s wonderful to see this generation make their dream come true. I can’t miss the US Open with better crowd support. Thanks, NY, biggest fans in the world.”
Radukanu himself said that the result has not impressed him yet.
“It still hasn’t sunk in because after the match, I really don’t have a moment to just stop and embrace what happened,” she explained.
“But I can’t wait to really sink in and enjoy and celebrate with my team tonight and then when I get back home, to see everyone back home. Now seven weeks away to go home now.” Well, I’m just really excited to see my family and friends.”