Naomi Osaka backed to win ‘another five to 10 majors as she that all-court game right’
Former world No 1 Jim Courier believes Naomi Osaka can add another “five to 10” Grand Slam titles to her name, adding “she should have an amazing career on the court as well as off the court”.
Osaka is already a three-time major winner at the age of 23 after she added the 2020 US Open to the 2019 Australian Open and 2018 US Open trophies that she won.
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The current world No 3 will be one of the favourites to win this year’s Australian Open in the latest tennis odds when the tournament kicks off on February 8 and Courier believes she may well end up with more than 10 Grand Slams to her name.
“If she can stay healthy, it seems very likely she’s going to win another five to 10 majors because she has that all-court game right,” he told Tennis Channel.
“She’s very focused, very put together, very professional, just needs to have good health, and she should have an amazing career on the court as well as off the court.”
Former WTA No 1 and three-time major winner Lindsay Davenport says she is impressed by Osaka’s mentality and her consistency.
“She’s been so open about the pressure that she feels and everything that she’s gone through,” the American said.
“But let’s look at her game. I mean she has that great combination of athleticism, of power, she’s learned consistency also these last couple of years and that has helped her become a Grand Slam champion.
“She’s not afraid to put in the hard work. She’s not afraid to change her game and she listens to her coaches. [I have the] utmost respect for her.”
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