“We Can Do It”: Coco Gauff Reveals Dream To Partner With Nick Kyrgios and Roger Federer for Doubles Events

Published 08/10/2021, 7:04 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 1, 2021 Coco Gauff of the U.S. celebrates winning her second round match against Russia’s Elena Vesnina REUTERS/Paul Childs


American teenager Coco Gauff has good relations with the seniors on Tour. Her popularity goes beyond the WTA circuit and she is quite famous in the ATP circuit as well. She recently revealed a few of her wishes, which include having a mixed doubles match.

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Coco Gauff mentioned that it is one of her dreams to play mixed doubles with Nick Kyrgios and Roger Federer. She met Nick on Tour and even practiced with him during her early teens. However, she was not sure if the Australian star remembers those moments. 

Nick Kyrgios of Australia and Roger Federer of Switzerland pose for photos during the Laver Cup 2018 Chicago Launch at Cloud Gate on March 19, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

The 17-year-old stated, “I met Nick when I was twelve years old. When I was 13 I was able to train with him, we also rallied together in a Miami tournament. I suppose he remembers now, but I don’t know if he remembered that at the time. I suppose he asked me if we wanted to play mixed doubles because I did an interview for the ATP social networks in which they asked me what tweener I wanted.”

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Coco Gauff wants to fulfill her wish at the Australian Open 2022

Over the years, Coco has developed a sense of respect for Kyrgios. She confessed that it was her dream to partner with the Australian star and the Swiss legend as well. She is serious about partnering with Kyrgios at the Australian Open in the next season. 

WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 05: Cori Gauff of the United States in position during a match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus on Day 6 during the Womens Invitation of the Citi Open at Rock Creek Tennis Center on August 5, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

The teenage player added, “I answered that Nick, then they asked me which player on the circuit I would like to be friends with: I said, Nick. I just respect him a lot, as a person and as a tennis player… People don’t know about this, but both he and Roger (Federer) are my dream teammates of mixed doubles. Hopefully, we can do it, we haven’t talked much about it beyond social media. It is clear that the next Australian Open is still a long way off.”

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(Quotes translated using Google translate)

As of now, Gauff is busy preparing herself for the US Open Series. It will be interesting to see how she performs this season, especially with all the home support behind her. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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