Piers Morgan is feeling pretty chuffed with himself after tennis star Emma Raducanu’s win, doubling down on his previous criticism of the youngster.
Raducanu, 18, made history at the US Open after becoming the first British woman to win a Grand Slam in 44 years, defeating Leylah Fernandez.
The former Good Morning Britain host did congratulate Emma on her success, but it wasn’t long before he was doubling down on his past comments about the star.
In July, Piers slammed the tennis champ for withdrawing from Wimbledon after suffering breathing difficulties, leading to concerns about her mental health.
He tweeted at the time: ‘McEnroe told the truth. Ms Raducuna’s a talented player but couldn’t handle the pressure & quit when she was losing badly. Not ‘brave’, just a shame. If I were her, I’d tell my fans to stop abusing McEnroe, & seek his advice on how to toughen up & become a champion like he was.’
One of Piers’ critics retweeted the comment and wrote sarcastically: ‘This aged well,’ to which the TV star replied: ‘It did, yes.’
Another of the broadcaster’s Twitter followers later commented: ‘A bad day for Piers Morgan means a huge win for mankind. Maybe people should try a little more to encourage young talents instead of dragging them down.’
GMB weatherman Alex Beresford summed up everyone’s feelings, simply writing: ‘YASSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!’
It was a particularly momentous win for Raducanu as she had reached Wimbledon’s final 16 earlier this summer, before making a heartbreaking early exit from the competition when breathing difficulties forced her to withdraw from her match against Ajla Tomljanovic.
She later put it down to physical exhaustion and said she had been working hard since to improve her strength.
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