‘Kyrgios is a nice guy. He helped me’ – says Coco Gauff in New York during the US Open

Nick Kyrgio And Coco Gauff

Nick Kyrgios is often depicted as the bad guy of the tennis world. However, Coco Gauff disagrees with that. During a recent press conference at the US Open the American sensation revealed how nice Nick was to her, especially during the early stages of her career.

Coco commented:

Overall I think he’s a nice person. At least he’s always been to me. I remember I first hit with him, he probably doesn’t remember this; I was 13 years old at Miami Open. He finished his practice, hit with me for, like, 30 minutes.

It’s just things like that that stands out for me. That’s why I feel like I can never dislike him because constantly when I see him around, he’s always saying hello.

Again, when I was 14 at Miami Open again, he finished a two-hour practice. I think with Frances Tiafoe. I remember saying, There’s no way he’s going to want to hit with me. Just grind it out for two hours. He actually stayed and hit with me for an hour again.

It’s just moments like that that people don’t really see about him. So I think people paint him as a bad guy. I feel around the grounds, at least my experience of him, he’s not.
I think in the end it helped me in the long run as a player hitting with him. He told me good things about my game. At that time I’m like, Nick Kyrgios thinks I’m a good player. You start to believe that and gain confidence in that.

Yeah, if he keeps it up, I think he can go far. He can win the tournament. We all know he has the ability to. He was close at Wimbledon. I always, always root for him, no matter who he’s playing, to be honest.”

 

Gauff at the U.S. Open, ranking, and results in 2022

Cori Gauff

33 - 16win/loss

Hard
18-10
Clay
10-4
Grass
5-2
18 year old
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2022 Highlights

Ranked no.12, the American achieved a compiled 33-16 match record in 2022. Cori is competing at the U.S. Open where she beat the world no.149 Leolia Jeanjean 6-2 6-3, the world no.101 Elena Gabriela Ruse 6-2 7-64 and the world no.20 Madison Keys 6-2 6-3.

Cori Gauff will fight against the world no.36 Shuai Zhang in the 4th round. Their current head to head is 1-0 for Gauff.

Cori was the runner-up at the French Open.

Gauff
U.S. Open
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Kyrgios at the U.S. Open, ranking, and results in 2022

Nick Kyrgios

34 - 9win/loss

Hard
20-5
Clay
2-1
Grass
12-3
27 year old
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2022 Highlights

Ranked no.25, Kyrgios has achieved an overall 34-9 record in 2022. The Australian is currently having a run at the U.S. Open where he beat the world no.70 Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-3 6-4 7-64, the world no.50 Benjamin Bonzi 7-63 6-4 4-6 6-4 and the world no.87 Jeff Wolf 6-4 6-2 6-3.

Nick Kyrgios will compete against the world no.1 Daniil Medvedev in the 4th round. The head to head is 3-1 for Kyrgios.

Nick clinched 1 title in 2022 in Washington. Kyrgios got to the final in Wimbledon.

The Australian won 7 titles in his career: 6 on hard courts and 1 on indoor courts. (See the list of his titles)

Kyrgios
U.S. Open
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