Cori Gauff has the character to handle her»really high expectations» following an astonishing introduction to the elite of women’s knee, based on Patrick Mouratoglou.
The 15-year-old appeared to the fourth round at Wimbledon, in her Grand Slam introduction, before she reached the third round in the US Open earlier this season.
Gauff can play a maximum of a further five championships before her 16th birthday in March under the Women’s Tennis Association’s (WTA) age qualification rule, introduced at the mid-1990s.
Increased scrutiny has been received by the limitations and Mouratoglou insists that the teenage sensation ought to have the chance to play with with more tennis.
«Age is a number,» Mouratoglou told Sky Sports, when asked how Gauff will cope with her improved awareness and requirements.
«That is the reason why I do not enjoy the rule. Some of us are immature at 25, some of us are older at 15. I believe’Coco’ is extremely mature for the age.»
«She has very significant expectations,» he added.
Because she was 10 mouratoglou, who has been working with Gauff in his academy from the south of France, believes that the American has the capability and personality to thrive in the match of the women — unlike Grand Slam winners that are young.
«On the flip side, dealing with that sort of stress is extremely tricky for everyone,» Mouratoglou said.
«We have seen these last two decades, players acquire a Grand Slam and then suddenly evaporate being not able to deal with the pressure.
«However, I think she’s doing really well with pressure since she came to the US Open with enormous strain and she did well.
«We [at the academy] will help her for sure, we’ll help her, but she’s also helping herself quite well. She is awesome.»
Gauff defeated five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams, among her childhood heroes, in the first round in July and then declared her desire to be the»greatest» participant ever.
Mouratoglou has worked as the trainer since June 2012 and the Frenchman sees character traits between the 2 players, of Serena Williams, who is just one short of matching Margaret Court tally of all 24 Grand Slam singles titles.
«First of all I do not compare players. Second, I will never compare anybody with Serena who’s the best of all time,» he said.
«[However, ] with all the psychology there are matters in common as Coco believes like a petit champion and this is extremely rare. She believes in herselfshe is driven and she believes she can get it done.
«Each of the young players state that they wish to be No 1 but they don’t really mean it. If they play they are losing. ‘Coco’ isn’t like that.
«She played for the first time in her entire life on a major court at Wimbledon and that she beat Venus Williams. She performed with her idol around, she is beaten by her , she then showed and affirmed so many things that were good.
«Clearly she’s the mindset of someone who’s more than [just] a very great tennis player»
Patrick Mouratoglou was speaking in the start of Asics being called official footwear and apparel partner of their Mouratoglou Academy to Sky Sports.

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