A 35-year-old man who harassed the tennis player Even at her home in London, Emma Raducanu will not be able to approach the surprising champion of the last US Open for five years, a British court said Wednesday.
Amrit Magar, a former delivery man, went three times between November and December 2021 to the 19-year-old player’s home.
There he decorated a tree and left her a bouquet of flowers with a letter telling her that she “deserved love”. The man, originally from north-east London, had also sent the British champion a drawing to show her the “23 miles” (37 km) she walked to get to her house in the south-east of the city.
The court’s decision
According to the court in Bromley (in London), Emma Raducanu felt that her “freedom had been taken from her and that she had to continually look behind her back” to make sure she was not being followed. The stalker, surnamed Magar, received this Wednesday a ban from approaching the champion for five years.
You will not be able to contact Emma Raducanu or her parents, or come within a mile (1.6 kilometers) of her street or go to a facility where the tennis player is competing or training.
Magar had been arrested after the father of the N.1 in the ATP ranking, alerted to his presence, detected by a surveillance camera, and that he was missing a sneaker that he had left outside. Magar told authorities that he was “attracted” to Raducanu after his victory at the US Open, and that he took the shoe “as a souvenir”, thinking it belonged to the young woman.
Raducanu lives a discreet start to the season on the slopes. Eliminated in the 2nd round of the Australian Open in mid-January, she was unable to complete her match on Tuesday at the tournament in Guadalajara (Mexico) due to a left hip injury.
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