Coco Gauff explains Roger Federer and Nick Kyrgios’ fantasy.
As she prepares for the US Open later this month, Coco Gauff has selected Roger Federer and Nick Kyrgios as her ideal doubles partners.
Coco Gauff has revealed who her ideal mixed doubles partner would be, selecting Australian maverick Nick Kyrgios as the ideal match-up. If things didn’t work out, Gauff stated that Roger Federer would be her other fantasy collaboration.
Gauff made the remarks in response to a tweet from Kyrgios suggesting the two play together at the Australian Open in 2022. Gauff had previously stated in an interview with the ATP that Kyrgios was the player she most wanted to be friends with, describing the controversial 26-year-old as a “very humorous person and off the court super polite.”
“@Coco Gauff mixed at Aussie Open?” Kyrgios tweeted in response to the interview.
“Let’s make that happen,” Gauff said swiftly.
Gauff addressed his remarks before the Montreal Masters on Monday. “Hopefully, we can make it happen,” the 17-year-old prodigy added.
“Other than on social media, we haven’t talked about it. Obviously, Australia is a long way off.”
“He hit with me at the Miami Open when we were 13 but we’re not really close,” Gauff stated when asked about her friendship with Kyrgios.
“I believe he inquired about doubles since I did an ATP socials interview and they asked who I wanted to be friends with. Nick, I said.
“I simply admire him as a person and a player.”
Gauff was quick to point out that she has a backup plan in place if she is unable to join the Australian on the same side of the net at his home Grand Slam. “People don’t realize it, but [Nick] and Roger [Federer] are basically my dream mixed doubles partners,” she explained.
Gauff, who is ranked 24th in the world, will face a stiff challenge in the first round of the Canadian Open in Montreal, where she is a favorite. She’ll face Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia, who has defeated the adolescent star on all three occasions they’ve competed.
The most recent of these clashes took place in June on the grass in Eastbourne, which served as a warm-up for Wimbledon. In a three-set battle, Sevastova emerged victorious.
Gauff hasn’t competed since losing in straight sets to Angelique Kerber at Wimbledon. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”