In an on court interview Roger Federer spoke about Cori Gauff and Naomi Osaka sharing their on court interview together on Saturday. The Swiss player, who always showed a great sportsmanship on and off the court, said: “I was watching as I was having dinner and the sound wasn’t on.
I tried to put the TV on loud again and I didn’t have any batteries as we had it lying around too long so I couldn’t get the sound to go. Eventually we figured it out and I caught the back end. I thought it was very nice to see camaraderie at the highest level in sports.
They’re both still so young and they’re going to have such a bright future. I’m sure that rivalry is going to be nice and special for years to come. It’s nice that tennis is that way still and hopefully it will stay that way to be respectful to one another.
It was emotional, they showed it. I liked it. I’m an emotional guy too. In a way I also feel bad beating up on a good friend like David (Goffin) who I’ve also shared some great moments on the court with and I hope he recovers and plays a strong year-end.
I hope that will always stay like that. While we’re playing it’s tough, but it always has to. While we’re playing it’s tough, but it always has to remain fair and they showed that beautifully last night with Naomi and Coco”.