has turned to Tottenham striker as the Great British tennis star looks to bounce back from a poor 2022 season.
Raducanu did not a win a single WTA Tour event in 2022 and did not progress past the second round at any of the four majors in a disappointing year.
The 19-year-old, who has slipped from world No.10 to world No.76, has struggled with form and various injuries since her fairy-tale triumph in 2021.
Raducanu was recently forced to end her 2022 campaign prematurely due to a wrist problem, which saw her withdraw from the Billie Jean King Cup Finals.
Despite recently teaming up with Jez Green – Andy Murray’s former trainer – to address her ongoing injury issues, to work with after parting ways with Russian Dmitry Tursunov.
if she continues to chop and change her coaches as frequently as she has so far.
But while she continues to seek a new permanent coach, Raducanu has now turned to England captain and Spurs striker Kane as a mentor.
The 29-year-old, considered one of the best forwards in world football, will soon head to the World Cup in Qatar with England’s first game on November 21.
Kane has plenty of elite-level experience and has had lots of highs and lows himself – winning the Premier League Golden Boot three times and World Cup Golden Boot – but also losing the Euro 2020 final and Champions League final.
He has scored 260 goals across 406 games for Spurs and according to he is now mentoring Raducanu, with the duo having ‘several conversations’ so the tennis star can ‘seek advice on her career’.
Raducanu was also keen to learn from Kane ‘how to approach the scrutiny that being in the public eye brings’ with the pair also thought to have ‘shared ideas’.
Speaking in June, Raducanu said: ‘One of my favourite footballers is probably Harry Kane because he is the captain of England and he is such a great role model to follow.
‘He is super professional and takes everything to the nth degree. I definitely feel like I can learn from that.’
Raducanu is a self-declared Tottenham fan and has previously been spotted training in a Spurs home shirt.
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