Coco Gauff rips gamblers: "I love the button Block!"

At Wimbledon media day, the young American declared herself a fan of the lock on X button

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Coco Gauff rips gamblers: "I love the button Block!"
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Being popular in sport attracts a lot of positivity but also a lot of negativity. Venomous comments are increasingly frequent and, among social media users, gamblers are the ones who most often attack athletes. And tennis players, obviously, are not excluded. On the contrary; they are too often the recipient of comments and insults from those who bet, making situations grotesque and exasperated.

Coco Gauff talked about this at Wimbledon media day. The young American said how angry gamblers are annoying on social media, but she - to stop them - loves the button: block.

"Maybe the angry giamblers on social media are a little annoying, but I love the button: block. They say I use it a lot on X, but I just say: Bye!" she told.

Coco Gauff
Coco Gauff© Clive Brunskill / Staff Getty Images Sport
 

The American then talked about the bond she has with her fans, explaining: "There are many things I love, but definitely the best thing about being a tennis player is the bond with people. Last week I met a guy who is a fan of mine. He started to get excited when he met me. It's those things and those interactions that make you who you are, since what you do on the pitch matters, it doesn't matter if you have fun and win everything or if you're going through a period. difficult and you're losing. These interactions with people are so satisfying that it's worth it."

Coco Gauff
Coco Gauff© Getty Images Sport - Julian Finney
 

In a recent interview with the Daily Mail, Coco talked about her family and her parents, explaining how they preserved a certain degree of innocence in her at a young age.

"I'll still be in Delray, not far away, just not home. I'm working on it! I've definitely managed to stay a kid. I probably matured faster than a lot of people, but I think my parents did a good job of trying to make it as relaxed as possible, creating an environment where I could still be a kid and surround myself with people who respect that," she explained.

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