Coco Gauff reveals she’s on Djokovic and Alcaraz’s same athletic level

In the press conference, the young American tennis player addresses interesting topics, also talking about the tio seeds of the men’s draw

After beating Mirra Andreeva, Coco Gauff gets to the second round of the US Open 2023, and she said to be on the same athletic level as Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic.In the press conference, the young American tennis player addresses interesting topics, explaining: “I’m very happy with how I played, the last time we faced each other we had a longer match, with even games, so today I tried to take advantage when I was advantage to continue to be aggressive.

I’m glad I managed to win in a straight set and not a three hour match, so I saved some time. It’s something I’ve done all my life, it’s not something I worked on, it’s something natural that I learned as a child. When I started playing on clay in Europe, at the Mouratoglou Academy, they taught me to slide on clay, but not on the hard court.

I think it’s a last resort that can be used on hard court, I don’t think it’s the best to do it all the time, even if it helps you reach balls where you don’t have time to take that extra step.”

Gauff like Djokovic and Alcaraz
The young US tennis champion does not hide her passion for two great tennis players on the men’s circuit, Alcaraz and Djokovic: “I have great admiration for Novak and Carlos, they both show another level in terms of physicality and footwork, so it’s an aspect I’m trying to work on .

I think I have their same level of athleticism, but translated into my field. I hope to continue learning by watching them, like last night when I watched Alcaraz.”On her current level: “My tennis has improved, that’s obvious, even if every surface is different.

Sometimes it depends on how opponents play me, it also depends on the day. Honestly, I still have a lot to improve in many respects. Of course you always need to have a scouting report but as I said an opponent can always show up in front of you and play completely different to how he played last time. That’s what happened to me in the previous round, although today I would say no.”

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