Naomi Osaka withdraws from the French Open

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FlamingCheeto

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fake news? Wow, NOT FAKE NEWS.

Sad how most of the trolls here will now applaud her, ironic that they are the exact people who bullied her and put her in this position with their toxic hatred, racism and bigotry.
 

MeatTornado

G.O.A.T.
How did she manage to put up with the press all these years and become the best player on the tour only for this to become such a crippling problem for her now all of a sudden? Clearly she was handling the pressure before this even if it was uncomfortable.

I'm not trying to downplay anxiety, but I just don't get it.
 

Red Rick

Bionic Poster
How did she manage to put up with the press all these years and become the best player on the tour only for this to become such a crippling problem for her now all of a sudden? Clearly she was handling the pressure before this even if it was uncomfortable.

I'm not trying to downplay anxiety, but I just don't get it.
If you don't want to deal with the press, how do you think this is a good idea?

I don't buy she's trying to avoid a **** storm, it's more like she is seeking one.
 

Raul_SJ

G.O.A.T.
This must be Fake News.
TTW tells us that she is the face of women's tennis... How will RG ever go on without her?
 

Vanhalen

Professional
Funny, she had no problem holding press conferences about defund the police..etc. oh, but don’t ask me about my tennis.....so long....don’t come back. You have sucked the oxygen out of why we watch...TENNIS.....not your social media bs.
 

Imperator

Hall of Fame
well that's what she wanted to do, just play tennis and not answer questions. If only simpletons like you could take your own advice and STFU and not post your drivel.
Answering questions is part of the job. She’s the one who makes things hard for herself. Answering a couple of questions must be extremely tough for mental health when you’re the world number 2, win slams and get millions, indeed.
 

victorcruz

Hall of Fame
Good for her. That'll show the French Open. I know Rafa wins it every year (or so) but I'm not a big fan of how they handle things.
 

Devtennis01

Legend
You're more right than you could imagine. THIS is a microcosm of the EXACT reason Naomi withdrew, and good on her for showing the courage and grace and STRENGTH to do it. Ironically even by withdrawing she has triggered the maga sore loser snowflakes even more. Truly a sight to behold! They should be happy but are even ANGRIER that she withdrew. Le Sigh.
Naomi is too much for them.
 

MeatTornado

G.O.A.T.
If you don't want to deal with the press, how do you think this is a good idea?

I don't buy she's trying to avoid a **** storm, it's more like she is seeking one.
At the very least this is going to make whatever her next press conference is an absolute nightmare for her now, even before the withdrawal. There's going to be an insane amount of attention on it.

And certainly this brought way more attention than her play would have this week. She's shown no signs of improving on clay and pressure from the press leading her to "doubt herself" or whatever she said last time was not going to be the reason she inevitably lost in Paris. She could've gotten in and out with little fuss this week, only having to answer a couple awkward questions about why she thinks her game doesn't work on clay.
 

Devtennis01

Legend
Naomi just wants us to listen. Instead people scream insults at her and call her a liar, etc. No wonder she moved on by withdrawing.
 

merwy

G.O.A.T.
They really bullied this girl out of the tournament. This is so sad. Depression is not a joke and this makes ITF look so oligarcian.
She quit on her own terms. Her depression probably played a huge role in not being able to deal with all of this media attention. But still, don’t make her out to be the victim of bullying. If she would’ve played normally then nobody would’ve said a thing.
 

MasterZeb

Hall of Fame
How did she manage to put up with the press all these years and become the best player on the tour only for this to become such a crippling problem for her now all of a sudden? Clearly she was handling the pressure before this even if it was uncomfortable.

I'm not trying to downplay anxiety, but I just don't get it.
It can get too much.
 
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