24 Grand Slams later, Novak Djokovic is labeled “the best returner” by Coco Gauff as she takes the Australian Open by storm

Gauff continues her dream run at the Australian Open as she is through to the second week of the tournament.


24 Grand Slams later, Novak Djokovic is labeled “the best returner” by Coco Gauff as she takes the Australian Open by storm

Coco Gauff and Novak Djokovic (Via Screengrab/Imago)

Novak Djokovic, one of the most talented players in tennis, has worked on his game throughout the years to be one of the sport’s great now. Other players look up to the Serbian and try to improve their gameplay. Just like the American rising star Coco Gauff.

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The latest US Open winner, Coco Gauff, had only praises for the Serbian great and how she tries to learn from him. With one of the best returns in the game, Djokovic has easy control on a receiving point, making him stand out amongst millions.

With an opponent serving, Djokovic reduces the swing on his return, converting the pace of the serve to his advantage. This impressed the young American who said to tries to implement this in her own gameplay. 

 I've watched a lot of Novak because I want to return like him. He's probably the best returner. He definitely is. I want to return like him. If you look at his swings on the returns, it's not like full cuts.
Gauff to the AO Press

With the standard set, Gauff also revealed to be working towards it with immense dedication and practice. As one of the players who is constantly improving herself, Gauff has won the Maiden Slam recently as a reward and only hopes to do better in the future.

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On a quest to reach the top rank on the tour, Gauff started her season well with a couple of wins at the Australian Open

Coco Gauff continues her dominant run at the Australian Open

After successfully defending her title in Auckland, Gauff entered the Australian Open with immense confidence, making her a strong contender for the title. After a dominant first-round victory, Gauff continued her straight wins as she thrashed Caroline Dolehide in the second round.

With immense athleticism and skill, the American beat her countrywoman easily and booked a spot in the third round of the tournament. Gauff is through to the second week of the tournament.

Coco Gauff after her second round victory at the Australian Open (Via Imago)

With different shots under her belt, the American is already a dynamite to watch out for. Ever since her winning run at the US Open, she has become a threat to Iga Swiatek’s No.1 spot.

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If she managed to perfect her returns like Djokovic, there is no stopping the youngster who can become more deadlier than before. As of now, Gauff is off her victory against Dolehide.

She has booked a date with another American, Alycia Parks, on Friday for her third round. Both Americans are aware of each other’s capabilities and promise an exciting match. 

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