Roger Federer applauded Coco Gauff's "highly special and unique" US Open win and shared he thinks tennis as a sport is doing well. At this past US Open, 19-year-old Gauff landed her first Grand Slam title when she became the first American teenager since Serena Williams to win the US Open.
Meanwhile, in men's tennis, 20-year-old Carlos Alcaraz has been doing impressive things and many expect the Spaniard to carry tennis for many years. "The current tennis scene looks really good to me, I mean if I look over just quickly to what Coco Gauff did at the US Open, I thought that was highly special and unique.
I've known her since five years now, she's incredible," Federer told Eurosport.
Federer highly optimistic about the future of tennis
When Federer and Williams retired from pro tennis last year, many wondered how tennis would look without them.
But now there are some new faces in men's and women's tennis that have been making very notable results. Federer, who is considered the ultimate tennis icon, believes there is no shortage of good stories in tennis. "I think the future looks bright, and of course the game can always evolve, will always evolve.
The good thing is I really enjoy watching and still follow a lot of results. When somebody retires like me or Rafael Nadal, then maybe things can be a little dull. Of course, our fans are still think that way, but overall actually stories are being re-written, with Sabalenka being No 1, Swiatek who had an incredible run as well.
On the men's side, like I mentioned Novak and Alcaraz doing special things, so things are looking good to be quite honest," Federer recently told the ATP website. Meanwhile, Federer is in Vancouver this weekend for this year's Laver Cup edition. Last year, Federer retired from pro tennis at the Laver Cup in London.