“The Best Thing Ever” – Coco Gauff Takes a Liking to Gael Monfils’ Dancing Skills at the Us Open

Published 08/29/2021, 8:38 AM EDT
WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 28: Cori Gauff laughs while hitting balls into the crowd after defeating Hiroko Kuwata of Japan during qualifying for the Citi Open at Rock Creek Tennis Center on July 28, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)


American teenager Coco Gauff is quickly becoming more popular with each passing day. Despite being just 17-years-old, Gauff has over 200,000 followers on Twitter to go with her immense success on the court.

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In one of her recent interactions on the social media platform, Gauff shared a video featuring French tennis star Gael Monfils.

Coco Gauff shares a video of Gael Monfils dancing during US Open warmup

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Despite a loss in form during 2020, Monfils is in much better form in 2021. Although he made early exits in the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon, the hard court season shines kindly on the Frenchman.

He reached the quarterfinals of the National Bank Open in Toronto, before losing to John Isner. After that, he reached the last 16 of the recently concluded Cincinnati Open, beating World No. 17 Alex De Minaur in that run. His recent exploits earned him a spot in the Top 20 of the ATP rankings.

Aug 11, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Gael Monfils of France celebrates a win over John Millman of Australia (not pictured) at Aviva Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

During a warmup routine ahead of the US Open, Monfils posted a Tiktok video of himself dancing. The video, which is 34 seconds long, sees him break into a joyful set of moves on the hard courts of Flushing Meadows. Gauff retweeted this video, putting the caption“This is the best thing ever!”

Monfils, who recently married women’s World No. 5 Elina Svitolina, kicks off his US Open campaign against unseeded Argentine Federico Coria. Their match will take place in Court 17 on Tuesday, August 31.

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Gauff to face Magda Linette in the opening round at the US Open

Meanwhile, Gauff, seeded 21st, will take on another unseeded competitor in the form of Magda Linette. With the American yet to reach the quarterfinals of the tournament, she will hope this is her year to break that duck.

Aug 10, 2021; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Cori Gauff of the United States hits a shot against Anastasija Sevastova of Russia (not pictured) during first round play at Stade IGA. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports.

Her opening match will take place in the Louis Armstrong Stadium on Monday, August 30.

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management graduate, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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