As Naomi Osaka’s Comeback Edges Ever Closer, Serena Williams’ Ex-Coach Patrick Mouratoglou Makes Juicy Coco Gauff Prophecy for 2024

Published 09/21/2023, 10:05 AM EDT

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After winning her first-ever grand slam, Coco Gauff has become one of the most talked about personalities in tennis. The tennis star has set new benchmarks in tennis, and we expect nothing less in the future as well. On the other hand, the four-time grand slam champion, Naomi Osaka is making her comeback next year. The former world No. 1 is all set to make new records on court after being away due to her pregnancy for so long.

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After her comeback, she will be able to play against Coco Gauff at the Australian Open 2024. This power duo competing against each other is something that no one would want to miss. Even Serena Williams’ former coach thinks this is something everyone will look forward to.

Serena Williams’ former coach talks about a new “rivalry”

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Coco Gauff surprised the world with her remarkable win at the US Open this year. And on the other hand, Naomi Osaka is already a champion when it comes to tennis. Now with her comeback, both the tennis stars will have a chance to prove themselves on the court and in the eyes of their fans at the 2024 Australian Open.

Owing to the same, Serena’s former coach Patrick Mouratoglou made a comment about the two. He said, “I think Coco Gauff is a great star and will make people come and watch her game.”

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Talking about Osaka, he said, “I think Naomi is also great for tennis and I am happy she is coming back.” He also added, “The rivalry between the two can be very exciting.”

Well, we could not agree more with Patrick. Two young tennis stars both grand slam champions competing on the court? It gives us chills just thinking about it!

But that is not the only thing people are looking forward to at the Australian Open 2024. Some time back, Rafael Nadal stirred rumors of a comeback to the court as well – and we can’t hold back our excitement anymore.

Another tennis star may make a comeback to tennis in 2024

Due to a severe hip injury, Rafael Nadal had taken a break from tennis and missed all the major tournaments in 2023. However, he had promised he would make a comeback in 2024 possibly. And now with the time nearing, we see some action that indicates that Rafael might just be a part of the Australian Open 2024 for all of us to watch.

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Nadal posted on his social media about how he is taking swimming training. That shows that he slowly giving his body a pushback to be at its best on the court.

 

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Well, if both Nadal and Osaka make a comeback in 2024, the face of the tournament can change massively. What are your thoughts on El Nino’s comeback and an all-new WTA rivalry brewing? Share your excitement in the comments!

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Ishmeet Kaur

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Ishmeet Kaur is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. Although she completed her Masters in Business Administration, her passion for writing motivated her to hone her skills as a Content Writer. After sharpening her skills in writing and managing content, Ishmeet finally stepped into her dream field: sports journalism.
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