Coco Gauff was the latest star to prove Roger Federer is one of the greatest ever
American sensation Coco Gauff had a night to remember as she dumped Naomi Osaka out of the Australian Open and interacted with Roger Federer too.
The 15-year-old had already defeated Venus Williams in the first round and was excellent against the defending champion in the third round.
Osaka had no answers to Gauff’s approach, and the Japanese went out in straight sets to the 15-year-old.
Gauff was ecstatic after the win and highlighted that she knew about Osaka’s serves and needed to counter them.
The 15-year-old is making waves in the Tennis scene, but she had done so last year too.
One of the reporters asked her about the win and she highlighted that Federer had met her when she was knocked out of the juniors competition a few years ago.
“Someone who came up to me was Roger, that definitely had a big impact because I think I won French Open.
“I’m pretty sure French Open was my next tournament after that conversation I ended up winning. And actually Roger was also the third person I saw after my match today.”
The youngster continued by saying that she met a couple of other Tennis stars but hadn’t seen her parents.
“After today, I still haven’t seen my parents. I saw Roger first and Alessandro and Tony. So, yeah, inside he told me, ‘Congrats’.”
Osaka a great person
The 15-year-old added that she wouldn’t have been upset had she lost to Osaka in the third round too.
Gauff claimed that the Japanese is one of the best people you could come across but was still surprised at the result.
As for Federer, the 20-time Grand Slam champion needed five sets to defeat John Millman in the third round.
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The 38-year-old will next face Marton Fucsovics in the fourth round as he attempts to win another Grand Slam title.
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