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US Open: Mirra Andreeva takes on Coco Gauff in blockbuster showdown in New York

Mirra Andreeva prepares to face fellow teenager Coco Gauff on Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday at 5pm; the 16-year-old also says is not yet ready to speak to her idol Andy Murray; watch the final Grand Slam of the year in New York - live on Sky Sports Tennis

Mirra Andreeva hits a forehand against Olivia Gadecki of Australia during the first round on Day 1 of the US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 28, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Prange/Getty Images)
Image: Mirra Andreeva set up a second-round meeting with Coco Gauff at the US Open on Monday

Mirra Andreeva will be out for revenge when she takes on fellow teenager Coco Gauff on Arthur Ashe Stadium at the US Open.

Russian star Andreeva has enjoyed a stunning eight months on the tour, climbing 231 spots from 293 in the world in December to No 62, while also enjoying a run to the last 16 of the Australian Open and Wimbledon.

The 16-year-old came through a tight first-round encounter against Australian Olivia Gadecki at the US Open on Monday to set up a meeting with home favourite Gauff - at 5pm on Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday - live on Sky Sports.

Coco Gauff, of the United States, reacts during a match against Laura Siegemund, of Germany, at the first round of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Monday, Aug. 28, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Image: Gauff will take on Andreeva in a repeat of their French Open tussle which the American won

Andreeva is now hoping to gain revenge for her three-set defeat against Gauff in the third round of the French Open earlier this year.

"I'm pretty excited about this match. I will be super excited to play on Arthur Ashe and I will try to do my best and get my revenge for Roland Garros," said Andreeva.

"I hope it's going to be a good match. I'm pretty excited things are happening for me now so I hope nothing will change in the future."

Andreeva also says she is not yet ready to speak with her idol Andy Murray, but she has promised it will happen within the next year.

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My agency were asking me if I would maybe like to speak to him, to have a small chat for about five minutes, but I said no.
Mirra Andreeva on Andy Murray

She revealed three-time Grand Slam champion Murray was a lucky charm after he sent her a good luck message in Madrid in response to Andreeva calling him "beautiful".

But after meeting her idol at Wimbledon, she admitted being too shy to speak to him, saying: "I met Andy Murray here. But I'm too shy to talk to him.

"When I see him, I try to leave the facility super quick just to not talk to him because I'm super shy."

She had hoped to be brave enough to speak to the Scot before the US Open and was even invited to meet the 36-year-old in person by her agency.

"I've not had enough courage to speak with Andy Murray yet," she admitted. "My agency were asking me if I would maybe like to speak to him, to have a small chat for about five minutes, but I said no.

"I'm not ready, I will forget how to speak. I will speak to him maybe in one year, if he is still playing."

Speaking during his run to the Surbiton title, Murray was asked about Andreeva.

He said: "I wouldn't necessarily say I've struck up a friendship. We've exchanged one message and said no words in person to each other so that's probably stretching it, but she's obviously a brilliant player and one of the best young players on the tour."

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