At the crossroads as a tennis player after the sudden cancellation of the Australian Open
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It could fade away at the young age of 25 as it is. Former world champion Naomi Osaka faces a retirement crisis.
Despite entering the Australian Open, which starts on the 16th in Melbourne, Australia on the 8th, the tournament organizer announced on the official Twitter that Osaka would not participate. The reason is unclear, but the organizers were unable to confirm Osaka’s whereabouts even before it was announced that she would not participate in the tournament, and several foreign media outlets reported that she was in a big mess.
There are reports that he will never again tour as a professional player and may never step onto the tennis court. It’s very disappointing, but when I combine the stories of many sources of information and people involved, I have a feeling that it will come true.
Throughout the game, there are scenes where the racket is hit multiple times on the court
Osaka has won the Australian Open, a top four tennis tournament, twice, in 2019 and 2021. At this year’s tournament, there were expectations for a V resurgence for the first time in two years, but considering the current situation in Osaka, it seems that it was a fleeting wish.
In addition to the Australian Open, he also won the US Open in 2018 and 2020 and won a total of four Grand Slam titles. He built a brilliant career in his early twenties, becoming the first Asian player to reach No. 1 in the world rankings. However, although he gained fame for his quick pace, he was also quick to fall.
As stated before the May 2021 French Open, although he answered the on-court interview after winning the first round, he was fined for refusing to attend the post-match interview to protect his mental health. On his Twitter account, which announced that he would withdraw from the tournament despite deciding to advance to the second round, he also confessed to suffering from “depression” from the 2018 US Open, and the clouds of his professional career, which had been a journey quiet since this period, he began. I feel like I am slowly starting to get suspicious.