Tennis Today: ‘It’s been the worst months of my life,’ admits tortured former world number one

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Naomi Osaka

In Tennis Today, Naomi Osaka has opened up to her fans about just how tough a time she has endured since winning the Australian Open at the start if the year.

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Nick Kyrgios is another man who seems to be in the news over and over again for the same things, but he is dividing opinion even more so than ever at the moment. And, whisper it quietly, but he seems to be attracting more support than ever.

What’s in the news
It’s been quite clear that it’s been a tough few months for Naomi Osaka.

What we didn’t know, though, but do now, is that it has been ‘the worst time of her life’.

That’s what she has told her followers on social media.

“Whenever things go wrong I blame myself 100%, I have a tendency to shut down because I don’t want to burden anyone with my thoughts or problems,” Osaka wrote.

“Unexpectedly, (through) the worst months of my life have also had some of the best moments cause I’ve met new people.”

“That being said I can honestly reflect and say I probably haven’t had fun playing tennis since Australia and I’m finally coming to terms with that while relearning that fun feeling,” she added.

“I’ve learned a lot about myself and I feel like I grew so much as a person this past year(s) so I’m really excited what the future looks like on and off the court.

Osaka started the year winning the Australian Open and climbing to world number one, but her form has dropped markedly since.

What’s on social media

Sofia Kenin enjoyed some sight-seeing on her day off.

 

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On my day off I got a chance to visit the White House 🙂 My visit was cut short by the rain:( Had an amazing time in Washington DC

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There was a special moment for Coco Gauff…

Borna Coric got to practice with a legend and we are not at all jealous..

 

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Great practice with @stanwawrinka85 today 💪🏻😎

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And Novak Djokovic certainly seems to be enjoying his downtime.

 

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Kayak team #tbt 🚣‍♀️😎❤️❤️❤️ @jelenadjokovicndf

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