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‘Ain’t Never Give Me No Hug’ – Coco Gauff and Frances Tiafoe Join Forces to Mock Fellow American Star Over an Awkward Instagram Post

Published 11/07/2022, 10:30 AM EST

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Frances Tiafoe and Coco Gauff are two of the best tennis players from the US. Tiafoe registered some big victories this year. The American ended Rafael Nadal’s run in this year’s US Open. While Coco Gauff has been phenomenal too. She made it to the French Open final this year and has been pretty consistent throughout the season.

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Two of the top tennis stars from America recently engaged in a fun banter. In the final of the Charlottesville Men’s Pro Challenger tournament, Ben Shelton defeated Christopher Eubanks to clinch the title. It was an all-American affair, and the two played in good spirits. After the match, Eubanks came up with a congratulatory post for Shelton. Tiafoe and Gauff jumped in to have some fun.


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Frances Tiafoe and Coco Gauff have fun in Eubanks’ congratulatory post

After losing against Ben Shelton in the finals, Eubanks showed great sportsman spirit and came up with a congratulatory post for his opponent and good friend. However, the post soon turned into a fun fest for Coco Gauff and Frances Tiafoe, who started pulling their legs.

Commenting on the friendly hug that Eubanks had with Shelton, Tiafoe commented, “Ben, you must be a really nice dude Chris ain’t never give me no hug after we play.”


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Gauff quickly jumped in and reminded the incident that happened in the US Open match between Tiafoe and Eubanks, where the two had a rather cold handshake. @bigfoe1998 us open was a funny one,” she wrote.

Eubanks replied, “That’s a good one”

Later, Ben Shelton also came up with a response. “@bigfoe1998 he just like me more.”

It’s great to see the new generation of US tennis players having such cordial and friendly relationships.

Tiafoe had a quarterfinal run in the Paris Masters


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After a stellar performance in the US Open, the 24-year-old kept the momentum going and made it to the final of the Japan Open. Later he also reached the quarterfinal of the Stockholm Open.

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His most recent appearance was in the ATP Paris masters. The American continued his good form and reached the quarterfinal of the event. He lost against Felix Auger-Aliassime in straight sets.


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Although the 24-year-old has shown good form, he has failed to hold his nerves in the crucial matches. It will be interesting to see if the American can make it big in the near future.



Gaurav Verma

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Gaurav Verma is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. He has post graduate diploma in management from IILM Graduate School of Management and a BBA degree from Bangalore University. He has 1-year of experience in the banking sector.

Edited By: Hitesh Nigam