Coco Gauff’s Big Brother and ESPN Analyst Serves 5-Year-Old Boastful Reminder as She Breaks All Barriers to Script History for American Tennis at US Open

Published 09/05/2023, 2:57 PM EDT

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Amidst all the excitement of the 2023 US Open, where tennis stars battled it out on the court, a heartwarming story from the past came back to life. Christopher Eubanks, the Wimbledon breakthrough star, who has been commentating for ESPN for a while after his own heartbreaking US Open loss, shared a memory from 2018 that made us all smile.

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In a charming and somewhat cheeky fashion, he reminded the world of an unforgettable chapter in the remarkable journey of his younger sister, the prodigious Coco ‘Cori’ Gauff.

Chris Eubanks’ playful nostalgic banter towards Coco Gauff on the Grand Slam stage

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For some context, let’s go back to 2018 when Coco Gauff was just 14 years old, and her “big bro” Christopher Eubanks was a 22-year-old tennis player. In the first round of that year’s US Open, they teamed up and managed to beat the No. 3 ranked pair, Henri Kontinen and Hao-Ching Chan. This was a big deal because Gauff was so young, but she played with remarkable composure, and they won in two straight sets, 6-4, 6-4.

Christopher Eubanks is now on TV as an ESPN commentator. While commentating on Coco Gauff’s exciting quarter final victory at the 2023 US Open, Eubanks couldn’t help but bring up a fun memory from the past. He slyly talked about how he supposedly won Gauff her first US Open match ever, but in a lighthearted manner.

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Eubanks’ playful tease didn’t go unnoticed by fans, and one of them even posted about it on Twitter. Eubanks himself shared the tweet, adding the caption, “Can’t let her forget 😅.”

It was a sweet moment that added an all too familiar touch to the riveting US Open ’23.

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The remarkable friendship of Chris Eubanks and Coco Gauff

The heartwarming friendship between Chris Eubanks and the rising star Coco Gauff shines as a refreshing exception. Their unique bond, forged over years of shared experiences, is a testament to the enduring connections that can thrive in the world of sports. Coco Gauff didn’t just watch Chris play tennis; she cheered for him enthusiastically at Wimbledon. This shows how much they mean to each other. They’ve known each other since Gauff was a little kid, and their friendship has only grown stronger with time.

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In a world where tennis is often defined by fierce competition, the story of Christopher Eubanks and Coco Gauff reminds us that friendship and support are equally vital in the pursuit of excellence.

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Ansh Tandon

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Ansh Tandon is a Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports. Ansh received his undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and has been working in content creation for 2+ years. Before Ansh stepped into sports journalism, he was a professional tennis player, honing his skills in national level tournaments for the past 12 years as an active AITA athlete.
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