‘I Was Completely Blown Away’ – Coco Gauff’s Resilience in Holding Spirits Amid Testing Times Earns Andy Roddick’s Seal of Approval

Published 02/01/2024, 2:52 AM EST

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The fans experienced a wave of emotions as the dreams of seeing Coco Gauff lift her second grand slam title met a disappointing end. The young tennis star lost her semi-final match against the champion Aryna Sabalenka, postponing her aspiration to add another major title to the bucket.

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Despite the not-so-happy ending, words of praise still surround Gauff as she manages to save herself from the disappointment and holds her ground to look forward. Noticing her current mindset, former American tennis star Andy Roddick came forward with a word of appreciation.

‘Coco will be a dominant server’ – Andy Roddick talks his heart out about Gauff

The fans knew right from the beginning that Coco Gauff had a firm eye to lift the Australian Open trophy. While fans have been on her side since the US Open win last year, they were quite concerned about her mental state when the events in Melbourne took an unexpected turn. However, despite facing a setback in the semi-final match, Gauff surprised fans by presenting a remarkable commitment to her game.

Analyzing these events, former tennis star Andy Roddick expressed admiration for her approach, stating, “Walking it out a month later in the biggest situation and not going back when it isn’t working perfectly.” Roddick praised Gauff’s dedication to sticking to what she learned, despite standing against a set of challenging moments.

Along with that, Roddick also projected a great future because of Gauff’s skillset as he got to spend time with her. “I think Coco will be a dominant server. Her control over her orbit and what’s going on blew me away right for someone who hasn’t quite turned 20. I was absolutely blown away,” he added, presenting a surprised expression over Gauff’s high spirit.

Besides appreciating Coco Gauff for her mental strength, Andy Roddick also talked about the level of fanship he has developed for the young star. He said, “I was miserable When she lost in Australia. I did never in my life thought I’d be waking up at 3:30 watching.”

Along with revealing his sudden punctuality to catch the match streams, Roddick also presented strong support for her. “I will show up for her any time she asks I am so impressed with her and I had a blast,” Roddick said. As the tennis legend shed light on Gauff’s resilience, the fans now see it clearer and better.

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Akshay Kapoor

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Born into a family that practically breathes tennis, I spent my early childhood days huddled together with my loved ones, watching the electrifying rallies of the legendary Rafael Nadal. Such a unique experience forged a lifelong love for the sport in me. Before joining EssentiallySports, I honed my skills while working for a regional website, covering a variety of sports.
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