Hours Before Coco Gauff’s Match, Legendary Coach Makes Honest Admission About Shocking Conditions at the Australian Open

Published 01/20/2024, 8:46 PM EST

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Coco Gauff has successfully entered the fourth round of the Australian Open tournament and Brad Gilbert expressed a surprising fact hours before the match. Gauff will face off against Polish tennis star, Magdalena French in round 16. However, before this exciting match, famous coach Brad Gilbert took a dig at Melbourne’s scorching heat.

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Weather is a big challenge for players during the ongoing Grand Slam tournament. Gauff’s coach Bard Gilbert previously also analyzed the trend of Melbourne’s weather. Not to forget, the depressing state of players’ health after the matches. Now once again Gilbert dropped his bits before seeing his pupil on the court once more.

Brad Gilbert surprised fans by revealing Melbourne’s mild temperature conditions ahead of Coco Gauff’s match

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Coco Gauff’s coach Brad Gilbert recently tweeted in his official X (formerly Twitter) profile- “Melbourne, Australia 10-Day Weather Forecast | Weather Underground very mild conditions the @AustralianOpen maybe  the coolest temperatures I have seen for this tournament in my 40+ years coming down under @darren_cahill.” Gilbert who has always been vocal about harsh weather conditions during the Australian Open tournament surely surprised the tennis fraternity with such a surprising revelation. 

Gilbert further shared a link to the website, where the weather of Melbourne showed mild showers and party cloudy amid the unimaginable heat. Players’ condition and performance also rely on the temperature, since many players got visibly sick after their matches in the tournament. In this context, Gilbert’s message brings hope to Gauff fans. They think this might be a great opportunity for Coco Gauff to secure her victory once more.

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Coco Gauff’s performance has been incredible in the tournament so far. Now that Gilbert is making convincing statements about the weather, Gauff’s fans are excited to see their favorite star win again.

Coco Gauff’s legendary coach Brad Gilbert previously also took a dig at Melbourne’s weather

After the news of Melbourne’s weather reaching a hundred degrees Fahrenheit, Gilbert dropped a shocking revelation. He said- “Why you seeing some players struggling today temps in low 80’s, the warmest day since I have been here for 8 days, normally low 80’s in Melbourne is win, can easily be high 90’s for a lot of days @AustralianOpen.” Gilbert further expressed how he always faced such harsh heat in his career’s Australian Open tournaments. It also brought concern among fans about the health of their favorite tennis stars.

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Brad Gilbert’s bits brought much hope among fans. Now that the temperature is a bit settled, fans want Coco Gauff to shine brighter and bag more victories in the tournament.

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