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American Tennis Superstar Coco Gauff’s Bruce Springsteen Truth Comes as a Shocker to 62YO Coach in an Awkward US Open Confession

Published 09/06/2023, 2:10 PM EDT

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Coco Gauff and Brad Gilbert’s partnership has been an interesting story. The two started working together earlier this year when Gilbert joined the American sensation’s team as a mentor. Partnering with the veteran coach, Gauff soon found success as a consistent run across tournaments ensued.

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Soon, the 62-year-old became an integral part of Gauff’s coaching team and he began playing a much bigger role. However, the two had an awkward interaction recently. Let’s find out what happened between the two.

Brad Gilbert makes an upsetting revelation about Coco Gauff


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Gauff is currently in New York where she’s playing in the US Open, her home Grand Slam tournament. She has performed exceptionally well and reached the semifinals of the tournament. Accompanying her is the 62-year-old veteran coach Gilbert.

Gilbert has found quirky ways to coach the 19-year-old Gauff. Besides giving tennis coaching lessons, Gilbert has been trying to introduce Gauff to music, sending her links to songs by Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, and the Eagles.


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However, the legendary coach made an upsetting revelation on Gauff, saying that the American sensation has “never heard of Springsteen”.

Earlier, during a press conference, Gauff made a candid revelation about her coach’s music choices. She said, “He’s sending me crazy playlists of like 60s and 70s bands but I haven’t kept up with it.”

In no time, Gilbert and Gauff have developed a strong relationship. The former earlier revealed how fatherhood eventually made his partnership with Gauff a success.

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Gilbert credits fatherhood for successful results with Gauff

Last month, the 62-year-old revealed in an interview that becoming a father has helped him understand Gauff better. Eventually, that led to a successful start to their partnership. Talking about it, he said, “I’ve got girls that are 31 [Julian] and 26 [Zoe]. I think I might have talked to them when they were 19.”

Recently though, the two had an uncomfortable interaction. During Gauff’s 4th round match against Caroline Wozniacki, Gilbert, seated right in the front, offered some tips to Gauff during the match. However, the American sensation, who was quite tense, turned serious and told him to stop sending tips during her match.


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Nonetheless, behind her now, Gauff will face Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic. Can Gauff keep American hopes alive? Let us know your views in the comments below.

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Written by:

Vatsal Shah


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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.
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Bhavani Singh