Coco Gauff named the flagbearer for WTA Tour by Craig Tiley as he calls America the ‘commercial engine of the sport’

Coco Gauff is the new light of tennis in America, says Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley at the Laver Cup.


Coco Gauff named the flagbearer for WTA Tour by Craig Tiley as he calls America the ‘commercial engine of the sport’

Coco Gauff(Image via CNN)

At the recently played Laver Cup, which was held in Vancouver, CEO Craig Tiley was the main highlight of the event, as he was part of a series citing his indications on the sport. Along with Craig Gabriel, the Tennis Australia CEO, who has been part of several respected sports federations way back in Australia, discussed several concerns regarding the upcoming tours in tennis.

When asked about where he puts Coco Gauff for the upcoming WTA Tours, Tiley called the era a fortunate one. Tiley holds high regard for the nation of America for producing great champions in the past and also states the nation as the main ‘commercial engine of the sport’. 

Well, look, we have been fortunate. We came through an era of having great champions, American champions.

Craig said via We are Tennis

He further added:

We have the U.S. players reaching the highest levels of the game. That's why Coco Gauff is going to be so great for the sport. It is the commercial engine of the sport globally. So, I think that's great for the sport, having more of that. I do see some light at the end of the tunnel with that. That's no disrespect, there is a lot of great European players, but the market in the U.S. is just so much bigger, and I think that's good for the sport globally.

Coco Gauff’s remarkable comeback that astonished the tennis community

Coco Gauff started the year on a high, lifting the ASB Classic title, but right after that, she lost her touch, leading to a great slump in form and forcing her to drop down the rankings as well. From sacking her coach to failing to make it past the second round in the majority of the tournaments, she finally put her trust in Spanish coach Pere Riba, thereby putting an end to all her misery. 

Coco Gauff celebrates after winning a match. (credits: ESPN India)

She finally found her form, lifting the Citi Open in just her second tournament with her new coach, followed by yet another title win at the Cincinnati Masters. It was at the last Grand Slam of the year when the teenager left everyone surprised, thereby becoming the first American in six long years to lift the US Open yet again, bringing the glory days back to the country. 

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