NEW YORK, NY, USA – Roger Federer has praised the style through which Naomi Osaka and Coco Gauff dealt with themselves within the wake of the WTA World No.1’s 6-3, 6-Zero victory on Saturday.
Along with her 15-year-old opponent in tears after the match, the two-time Grand Slam winner frolicked consoling her on court docket and advising her to conduct an interview.
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Federer, a veteran of 20 main titles and now into his 56th Grand Slam quarterfinal after beating David Goffin, 6-2, 6-2, 6-0, was left impressed by the perspective of each gamers.
“In a manner tennis received on the night time, not simply Osaka,” he stated. “It was a pleasant second. It confirmed personalities from each gamers. The way in which she dealt with herself at 15, it is unimaginable. I can not even assume being so well-behaved at 15.
“After all, every little thing comes crashing down on you. You are exhausted. It is lastly over. There’s even reduction. You are unhappy concerning the consequence. I assumed it was an enormous second.
“There was big momentum since Wimbledon with Coco right here within the States. It was an amazing ending in some methods, that interview, moderately than possibly only a 6-Zero set within the second set, strolling out, simply getting an amazing ovation. I feel it was a pleasant strategy to present that the gamers take care of each other on this tour.”
Serena Williams, who’s chasing a 24th Grand Slam crown, was additionally delighted to see the perspective of the 2 gamers.
“I assumed it was so candy and so wonderful,” she stated. “It is so vital I feel to have bonds. It is like an actual prolonged household. I used to be so excited to see that.
“Final 12 months clearly I used to be comforting Osaka, she was comforting me. There was many a time I’ve been extraordinarily outgoing in the direction of my opponent as a result of on the finish of the day we’re all human and we see one another generally greater than I see my household.”
Osaka will subsequent face Belinda Bencic within the final 16 and remains to be heading in the right direction for a rematch of the 2018 ultimate, with Serena safely by way of to the quarterfinals, the place she’s going to play Wang Qiang.