Coco Gauff’s Father’s Superstitious Side Laid Bare in Hilarious Australian Open Confession -‘Don’t Think He’s Ever Coming Back’

Published 01/20/2024, 10:31 PM EST

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Coming into the Australian Open, Coco Gauff had great hopes. After winning her maiden grand slam just a few months back, she was in red-hot form and was looking to get things going in Melbourne. Interestingly, she has managed to do the same, thanks to some superstitious move from her father.

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Having made her way into the quarter-finals of the tournament, Gauff, in the post-match interview talked about her father while reflecting on his presence in the stadium during the match. Not only this, she gave the real reason why he hadn’t been there in her box.

Coco Gauff reveals funny superstitions that her dad believes

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After securing a spot in the Australian Open quarterfinals, Coco Gauff came ahead and shared a hilarious story about her dad’s habits. When asked about his whereabouts during her match, Coco mentioned that he gets nervous and sometimes uses words that she can’t say at the moment. To keep things light, they agreed that he could express himself away from her ears.

Reflecting on her dad’s superstitious side, Coco spilled the beans by suggesting that during her winning campaign at the US Open, her father showed some ‘kind of’ presence for her daughter and it could be the case forever now. However, she hinted that Wimbledon might have been the last time he’s seen in the player’s box.

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“My dad is here. I don’t know where. But he’s here somewhere.  my mom does better at holding her nerves in the box. Sometimes my dad says some words that I can’t say right here. And then I hear them and I get mad. We agreed he can go say them somewhere else around here. If you guys see him tell him I said hello,” said Gauff in the interview. “My dad is incredibly superstitious. Wimbledon was probably the last time I’ll ever see him in my box. I don’t think he’s ever coming back.”

Thus, the US Open champion recently came ahead and revealed the real reason for her father’s absence from the box. Not only this, she revealed the agreement that the two had made and how superstitious he has become ever since Gauff’s maiden grand slam victory at the Flushing Meadows.

During the US Open, the same happened. Interestingly Gauff played Caroline Wozniacki and in a thrilling encounter managed to secure her way into the final 8 of the tournament. reflecting back on her win, she credited her father.

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Gauff credited her father after a massive win in Flushing Meadows last year- ‘I felt his good energy’

While reflecting on her round 4 win at the US Open last year, she suggested that she felt her father’s presence in the stadium which motivated her to perform her level best at the Flushing Meadows. However, she also suggested that he might be somewhere around the stadium cheering for her and not in the box as he is nervous.

“My dad isn’t in the box anymore bc he gets too nervous. He’s somewhere in 1 of the suites & he’s been apparently doing laps around the stadium. I don’t know if he can hear me right now, but I felt his good energy,” said Gauff in the interview.

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Thus, Coco Guaff’s dad, who becomes a bit nervous during her daughter’s matches stopped attending her matches so that he can stay calm and support her daughter even if he is not there in the stands.

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