It should come as no surprise that the matches that have not been making the headlines so far at this years Australian Open. Well, that is, until now. Coco Gauff and Naomi Osaka are set to face off again in another third round match up which could prove to be (hopefully) more entertaining than their last one in last years U.S. Open . But with that said, who could forget this emotional moment after Osaka beat Gauff in the third round of that tournament?
At ages 15 and 22 respectively, Gauff and Osaka are clearly the faces of the youth movement in Women’s Tennis and are poised to take center court when aging stars such as Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, and others decide to call it quits. They have already demonstrated that they have the grace, humility, and skill to do so as is obvious in the above clip.
Now that they, Gauff specifically, have some high stakes experience behind them this promises to be a potentially defining turning point in the new wave of must see tennis.
To date it has been the creative ways that they players have come up with of finding ways to donate money to the devastating bushfires that have ravaged the continent that have dominated the media coverage.
But, as we start to enter the more competitive stages of the tournament, this could be exactly the kind of the match to catch the casual viewers attention and get them to tune into a late night yet primetime type of match. For those who won’t be tuning in late tonight, it will re-air on ESPN2 tomorrow. It helps that the tournament is about to get real competitive as we head into weekend, and viewers will be more likely and willing to stay up late to catch these interesting matches. Personally, I am a night owl by nature so it will take zero to no arm twisting to get me to stay up late and tune in to this.
With years ahead of them this is a matchup that we can look forward to following for quite a while.
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