Osaka now says she is having the worst few months of her life!

Edhead-Fedhead

Hall of Fame
Interesting that this was at the end of the Osaka article (RE: Kyrgios.) A non-dramatic description of the exchange, which likely was anything but!:

"The 24-year-old Australian offered his critique of the chair umpire's performance before match-point and continued to provide his thoughts following the conclusion of the match on a hot and humid night."
 

Pistol10

Professional
@Shaolin The first thing I wanted to do "immediately" after seeing the title of the thread, is to invite you to the thread... But I wasn't fast enough I guess :D:D:D!

I don't blame her, she's still young, but those people "advisors" around her... :cautious:!
 
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Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
@Shaolin The first thing I wanted to do "immediately" after seeing the title of the thread, is to invite you to the thread... But I wasn't fast enough I guess :D:D:D!

I don't blame her, she's still young, but those people "advisors" around her... :cautious:!
I still can't believe she fired Bajin.

They're probably calling and begging him to come back. They have all that Nike money now and no results.
 

bjk

Hall of Fame
I still say the weirdest thing about Osaka is that she calls herself Japanese despite a) not speaking Japanese and b) not living in Japan since the age of 3 and c) living in Florida. She's basically an American, she speaks english and grew up in the US for about 80% of her life, why pretend that she's Japanese?
 
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I still say the weirdest thing about Osaka is that she calls herself Japanese despite a) not speaking Japanese and b) not living in Japan since the age of 3 and c) living in Florida. She's basically an American, she speaks english and grew up in the US for about 80% of her life, why pretend that she's Japanese?
She saw Nishikori's annual endorsements package. ;)
 

NoleFam

Talk Tennis Guru
I still say the weirdest thing about Osaka is that she calls herself Japanese despite a) not speaking Japanese and b) not living in Japan since the age of 3 and c) living in Florida. She's basically an American, she speaks english and grew up in the US for about 80% of her life, why pretend that she's Japanese?
But she understands Japanese though because she answers questions in her press conferences from Japanese speaking journalists. So she must speak it somewhat I suppose..? To answer your question, the same reason Sharapova played for Russia.
 

Purplemonster

Hall of Fame
I still say the weirdest thing about Osaka is that she calls herself Japanese despite a) not speaking Japanese and b) not living in Japan since the age of 3 and c) living in Florida. She's basically an American, she speaks english and grew up in the US for about 80% of her life, why pretend that she's Japanese?
$$$$$$
 

bjk

Hall of Fame
Maybe the money explanation works . . . but there's a lot of money to be made in the US. The US market isn't Switzerland.
 

JadeC

Hall of Fame
I still say the weirdest thing about Osaka is that she calls herself Japanese despite a) not speaking Japanese and b) not living in Japan since the age of 3 and c) living in Florida. She's basically an American, she speaks english and grew up in the US for about 80% of her life, why pretend that she's Japanese?
Maybe she identifies as Japanese? It’s not always about the money or pretending to be anything. People born elsewhere, who speak the language, grew up with family from that country and grew up surrounded by that culture at home can identify themselves as part of the culture. Some grow up and see themselves as Americans since they go to school and have friends who are Americans and embrace the American culture, others can do the same and call themselves Japanese, or they can choose to be both. Why does it matter which culture she identifies with and what she chooses to call herself?
 

JadeC

Hall of Fame
It may not have been a good idea to part ways with her old coach based on her recent results, but do we know what even happened between them? I honestly don’t think that she got a big head and thought that she won two slams all by herself.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
I still can't believe she fired Bajin.

They're probably calling and begging him to come back. They have all that Nike money now and no results.
IIRC I saw him in the player's box with some other player. Perhaps a doubles player, cannot remember.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
It may not have been a good idea to part ways with her old coach based on her recent results, but do we know what even happened between them? I honestly don’t think that she got a big head and thought that she won two slams all by herself.
No we don’t know what happened but it’s clear something did from the statements and the way they split. He’s had similar issues with other female players as well so I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s more too it.
 

Lleytonstation

G.O.A.T.
Maybe the money explanation works . . . but there's a lot of money to be made in the US. The US market isn't Switzerland.
She gets the best of both worlds. Many see her as basically American (she is marketable in the US), and she gets popularity from Japan (Kei type money).
 

Lleytonstation

G.O.A.T.
It may not have been a good idea to part ways with her old coach based on her recent results, but do we know what even happened between them? I honestly don’t think that she got a big head and thought that she won two slams all by herself.
Sounds like she is not the decision maker in her life nor tennis career. She looks to be tentative when having to answer questions on her own. She is being controlled willingly is my guess. She has bought into the propaganda that her team is selling.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
I still say the weirdest thing about Osaka is that she calls herself Japanese despite a) not speaking Japanese and b) not living in Japan since the age of 3 and c) living in Florida. She's basically an American, she speaks english and grew up in the US for about 80% of her life, why pretend that she's Japanese?
To me, she has a funny accent though, something like halfway between American and Japanese.
 

THUNDERVOLLEY

G.O.A.T.
Another flash in the pan WTA player who has a few good months then disappears. Getting boring now
A "flash in the pan" 21-year old who happened to win back to back majors. Let us know when one of the ATP's Can't Win A Major Legion (Thiem, Nishikori, Kyrgios, Dimitrov, Simon, Pospisil, Tomic, Querry, et al) break out of their loser cycle to do the same, which requires beating the three grandaddies...and as this Legion ages, they still cannot do that in a majors final.
 
@TMF: have you noticed that ever since you adopted Osaka ("the anti-Serena") as your avatar she's gone down the tubes? . . TMF = wretched & cursed.

Free Osaka now!
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