Place of origin: Tokyo
[20 septembre 2020]Naomi Osaka is aiming to come out of a slump at this week’s Toray Pan Pacific Open, her home tournament on the 19th. That was more of a downside than a boost,” he admitted.
Osaka, 24, a former world number one and four-time Grand Slam champion, fell to 48th place after failing to win the first round of each of the past three tournaments. After the Australian Open (Australian Open Tennis Tournament 2021) last year, he has been a long way from titles and has been plagued with injuries this season.
However, in this tournament, which will be held for the first time in three years due to the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) pandemic, she aims to rebuild herself as the last champion.
“It hasn’t been the best season for me this year, but I’ve learned a lot about myself,” said Osaka, who will face 55th-placed Australian Daria Saville in the first round. order,” he added.
“Life is full of ups and downs. I’ve had more downs than ups this year, but overall I’m very happy with where I am now.”
However, he admitted it was difficult to deal with the fall from the top of tennis, saying: “At first it was a bit difficult because you feel like you’re in a place where you shouldn’t be.” I think I’ve come to terms with myself more than before. I am satisfied with the current situation.”
Osaka also paid tribute to tennis legend Serena Williams, who recently announced her intention to retire after the US Open, saying she was “after someone else.” I’m done trying to take over,” he said.
“I don’t even think it’s possible because everyone is unique, everyone has their own path, their own journey.”
“Everything she has done in sport and beyond is just amazing. Just to see her as a businesswoman is just cool.”
The video was filmed and released on the 19th. (c) PFA
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