A man was found guilty of stalking US Open champion Emma Raducanu on Saturday, according to reports by British media.

The man, 35-year-old Amrit Magar, was convicted by the Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Friday, after he was arrested for stalking the 19-year-old tennis star, who lives in London with her parents.

Magar was arrested by British police after door-cam footage from Raducanu’s house showed that Magar had visited the 19-year-old’s house several times.

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A former delivery driver, Magar left Raducanu flowers, a note declaring his love for her, and a hand-drawn map showing his 37 kilometre walk to Raducanu’s house from northwest London.

According to the Daily Mail, the incident left Raducanu uneasy, and the 19-year-old told the court, “Since all this has happened, I have felt creeped out. I feel very apprehensive if I go out, especially if I am on my own.”

“Because of this I feel like my freedom has been taken away from me. I am constantly looking over my shoulder. I feel on edge and worried this could happen again. I don’t feel safe in my own home, which is where I should feel safest,” Raducanu added, arguing her case.

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Magar, who lives in Edgware, north London, discovered Raducanu’s residence by travelling to the London suburb where she lives and asking people for directions.

The 35-year-old’s last visit to Raducanu’s house was reportedly in December: Magar reportedly decorated and lit a Christmas tree on the tennis player’s property, and then stole a shoe belonging to the 19-year-old’s father, believing it to be hers. However, Magar was caught by Ian Raducanu, who recognised him from door-cam footage and phoned the police.