WATCH: Christopher Eubanks full of praise for Coco Gauff for ‘staying true’ despite her massive success during the 2023 season
Christopher Eubanks gave his views on the rise of Coco Gauff this season and how she handled the critics that wrote her off.
(L-R) Christopher Eubanks and Coco Gauff. (credits: Daily Express, Tennis Head)
American tennis sensation Christopher Eubanks has quite impressed the entire tennis world with his scintillating performance this year. He has made quite a name for himself thanks to his wide range of shots and his impressive technical ability on the court. The Tennis Channel invited Eubanks on their show where he let it all out about another American star, Coco Gauff who has come up the ranks this year.
While host Steve Weissman asked Eubanks about his friendship with Gauff, Eubanks was full of praise for the 19-year-old. He talked about Gauff raised from all the hate she received while she was going through her bad time and coming back to winning a Grand Slam shutting all the critics down. He also went on to talk about her future and that she needs to learn to handle this newfound fame and keep on winning more Grand Slam titles.
She has finally proved the naysayers wrong, some said that she would never win a Grand Slam. She’s been able to do that, now it’s about how many she will get. So there’s still going to be outside expectations, there’s still going to be people saying that she can never get more than one or the people doubting the validity of the US Open run.
Eubanks talks about the humble nature of Coco Gauff
Eubanks also went on to talk about Gauff’s character and how she truly is as a person. He shared the insight into how Gauff loves helping and supporting her young brothers at their events and even after being the center of all the limelight, she continues to portray herself as the same young kid she was just a few years ago.
"Going and supporting her younger brothers at their sporting events, still trying to understand this new-found fame that’s magnified times ten since the US Open, Gauff still remains such a great person to be around, she has never lost herself. To me, that is the thing I’m most proud of. "
Eubanks also focused on how she shut her critics down who wrote her off for her weak forehand and even after winning three titles in the space of three months, she did not act harshly upon those critics. Hence, she used it as a motivation to keep going and improve herself both as a player and a person which Eubanks talked about being proud of.
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