The Japanese talked about it during a show in the US: “It is important to have the desire to play”. Roger to GQ: “We need to protect young people from social media talent”
Less than a month ago, in tears in the post-match press conference after being beaten by Leyla Fernandez at the US Open, she announced: “I’m taking a break from tennis. I don’t know when I’ll be back.” Now, Naomi Osaka seems more serene and during a broadcast on the American HBO she announced: “I know I’ll be back to play – she said – and probably very soon, because I feel that desire again. I don’t care that much to win or lose, what I want is to feel the urge to return to the field. ”
Naomi, who between missed Grand Slams (Roland Garros and Wimbledon) and lost games came out of the top 5, admitted to having problems especially in relating to the press: “I have always loved competition, and usually the longer the match was, the happier I was , but lately I’ve started to feel that the longer I was on the pitch, the worse I felt. I really needed a break. ” It is possible that the Japanese will return for the Wta Finals, while in Indian Wells she has already given up.
Roger Federer was asked about the tennis players and mental health issue: “Journalists, athletes, tournaments, we should all sit down and take stock of the situation – he said in an interview with GQ -. It takes a revolution, or at least an evolution of current situation. Even when I am not in a good mood I have to maintain a certain attitude in front of the world press. It is true, we are professional athletes, but we are also human beings “. Also according to the Magnifico, something must be done to protect the youngest, the new stars who rise to the fore like Naomi a few years ago and like Emma Raducanu who at Wimbledon was attacked on social media for having retired in the second round with respiratory problems: “These are stories Both Naomi’s and Emma’s are incredible. Stress is a lot and above all a large part of the pressure comes from social media. I can’t imagine what the beginning of my career with social media would have been like. For every ten positive comments there is. it’s always a negative one and, of course, that’s what you focus on. It’s a horrible situation … “.
September 27 – 10:34 pm
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