"He's one of the first male players to speak up about it": Coco Gauff praises Andy Murray for raising voice for women's tennis

Friday, 10 May 2024 at 10:30
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America’s young tennis star Coco Gauff has heaped praise on the former world number one Andy Murray for speaking up for women’s tennis. The 20-year-old is often regarded as one of the most highly-rated players currently playing in women’s tennis in the singles category.
Gauff has recently been quoted in a report where she heaped praise on Murray for speaking up for women’s tennis. She especially recalled a 2017 press conference where the three-time Grand Slam winner corrected a reporter about Sam Querry becoming the first US player to reach the semifinal of the Grand Slam since 2019 by stating that he was actually the first ‘male’ player from the country to achieve that milestone.
"Yeah, my favorite video of Andy Murray is at the press conference in Wimbledon where he was, like, the first male player," said Gauff. "Honestly, it happens a lot in tennis where people say a stat, especially with the guys. I'll be like, Well, I did it (smiling). It's good when they specify. I think for what he's done with the women's game, him and his mother as well, have done a lot. I would say he's one of the first male players to speak up about it. On court, he's just somebody that I don't get how you can't look up to him in a way with his situation battling with injuries. He's purely out here for the joy and the love of the game."

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