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‘I Wish I Had His..’ – Rising American Star Coco Gauff Wishes to Instil These Qualities From Both Her Brothers

Published 02/24/2023, 5:56 AM EST

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American tennis star Coco Gauff is having a good start to her season. After having a decent yet disappointing run in the Australian Open, the 18-year-old has maintained her form. She reached the semifinal of the Dubai Tennis Championships. After an easy, straight-set win against compatriot Madison Keys, she interacted with the press.

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As we know, Gauff is very close to her family and draws inspiration from her parents. However, the 18-year-old also takes learnings from her brothers. Here’s what she said about the desirable qualities that she has observed in her brothers.

Coco Gauff explains the learnings she gets from her brothers


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Coco Gauff made her family proud by the way she has blasted through the tennis world as a teenager. Despite achieving considerable success in the nascent stages of her career, the American keeps her feet grounded. Moreover, the 18-year-old never shies away from giving credit to her family. While she is always respectful of her parents’ hard work behind her success, she usually jokes about her brothers.

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However, this time she was serious and explained the good qualities she wants to imbibe from them. Speaking to the press at the Dubai Tennis Championships, the American star said, “I think what I learned most from both my brothers, from Codey, just his calmness of entering the field. I just feel like he knows he’s good, but he also doesn’t. So that’s kind of how you have to be when you’re on the court. You have to feel like you’re the best. You can’t feel you’re the worst. But you also have to know there’s someone behind you working.”


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Further, speaking about her brother Cameron, Gauff said, “He thinks he is the best. We don’t have to worry about that. I wish I had his confidence. I have a pretty high confidence, but that kid, he has the highest confidence I’ve ever seen. That’s something I would want to take from him.”

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While there’s always playful mischief involved between the siblings, the way Gauff lauds them publically will further enhance the respect she garners from her fans.


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Time for Gauff to step up?

There’s no doubt that Coco Gauff has been the flag bearer of the US at WTA events for quite some time now. Although the nation understands that it is still very early to expect a lot from the 18-year-old, there are a few tennis veterans who believe that the 2022 French Open finalist is not playing to her full potential.

While Gauff is a regular at the top stages of most of the tournaments she plays, she fails to cross the finish line. Recently, after her fourth-round exit from the Australian Open, Mary Joe Fernandez called her out. The former American tennis star said that Gauff should have somehow won that match.


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Gauff has made it to the semifinal of the Dubai Tennis Championships. Up next, she will face her arch nemesis, Iga Swiatek. The Pole has a perfect record against Gauff. It will be interesting to see if she can break the jinx this time.

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Written by:

Gaurav Verma


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Gaurav Verma is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. He has post graduate diploma in management from IILM Graduate School of Management and a BBA degree from Bangalore University. He has 1-year of experience in the banking sector.
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