Coco Gauff, the rising American tennis star, recently had a memorable US Open. The American won the US Open title alongside her compatriot, Jessica Pegula. Despite having a stellar tournament in Miami, it was her post-match comments about trash-talking in tennis that caught the attention of the tennis world. Particularly, the Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios had a few things to say about Gauff’s suggestion.
Gauff recently expressed her belief that tennis could benefit more from banter on the court. Subsequently, Kyrgios jokingly warned Gauff against imitating male tennis players.
Nick Kyrgios jokes about Coco Gauff ‘s recent interview
Gauff and Pegula overcame formidable opponents, Taylor Townsend and Leylah Fernandez, in a thrilling match. However, it was Gauff’s comments after the win that raised some eyebrows. In an exclusive interview with the WTA Insider, Gauff expressed her strong opinion about banter on the tennis court. Gauff shared that professional tennis could benefit from more banter or trash-talking. However, the Aussie had a joke ready up his sleeve on Twitter.
Gauff recently suggested a departure from the usual decorum and sportsmanship, often associated with tennis. She shared that trash-talking is relatively rare in tennis, unlike basketball. Her comments on trash-talking in tennis were met with mixed reactions. Some fans saw it as a refreshing take on injecting more excitement into the sport while others viewed it as a departure from the traditional values of tennis. Kyrgios, known for his outspokenness on and off the court, responded sternly to Gauff’s comments.
Kyrgios was quick to tweet, “LOL they don’t want that.”
The Aussie has jokingly warned Gauff against imitating male tennis players. He has cautioned her about the potential consequences of trash-talking in professional tennis.
Kyrgios has had some high-profile rivalries with many players, often due to his outspoken comments and on-court behavior. Gauff and Kyrgios have immense talent and potential, and it will be exciting to see how they banter on and off the court.
The American shares her views about the trash talk on tennis courts
Gauff recently shared that trash-talking is more commonly seen in college tennis, where it is accepted and even encouraged. However, Gauff acknowledged that the current culture of tennis does not support trash-talking. Her doubles partner Jessica Pegula agreed that it could be a controversial addition to the sport, as it would be easily heard by the crowd, umpire, and social media users.
Pegula also suggested that allowing trash-talking in tennis could bring in new type of fans and potentially modernize the sport. Gauff and Pegula’s comments have sparked a conversation about whether trash-talking could have a place in professional tennis. Share your views if you would like to see more tennis banter in your comments below.