Naomi Osaka [22 = Nissin Foods], who has won two major tournaments in women's tennis, has broken silence.
He did not mention the new coronavirus that spreads or the Tokyo Olympics [Olympic], which was postponed to the next year. Let's show it. "
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It was a sudden long sentence. Until now, there have been reposts of other people's comments on the new Coronavirus and the Tokyo Olympics, and posts with emoji, but this is the first time that I have clearly expressed my feelings in text. It was slower than the other players who responded earlier, but he was passionate about his thoughts.
"A few days before the news of the postponement of the Olympics, I've been thinking about how to convey this feeling to everyone. You know how important the Olympics are in this year. ''
When he made his first appearance in the four major tournaments in Australia in 2016, the first thing he said was "Dream to represent Japan at the Tokyo Olympics." He has won the four major tournaments twice and won the same title as Asia's first world queen.
"Sports have the power to connect and inspire people," he said. However, “ What we have to do now is not to save sports, but to save the lives of many people across the race and nationality barriers is the most important thing. , "He fully understands the current situation and postponement.
This year, the World Tour for Men and Women will be held until the week of March 2. After that, all official competitions, including tournaments, including tours, will be suspended until June 7. In the meantime, 14 tournaments for boys and 12 tournaments for girls, including the four major French tournaments, were postponed or canceled.
Osaka was also able to participate in this season in only two tournaments. After June 8, there is Wimbledon scheduled for the 29th. However, the organizers announced on Monday that they are considering postponing or canceling. It does not hold spectators and it is highly likely that the event will be canceled. Still, Osaka faces forward.
"Let's show the world the beauty of our country to the world in 2021. Until then, let's do our best to be mindful of our health and remember our compassion"
He called for the whole world, not just Japan.
◆ Osaka Naomi Born in Osaka on October 16, 1997. He started playing tennis at the age of three and moved to the United States at the age of four. In 2016, he participated in the first of four major tournaments in Australia. He won the United States in 2018 and Australia in 2019, and was the first Asian player to win the world's first singles. His father Leonard is an American from Haiti and his mother Tamaki is Japanese. My sister Mari is also a professional tennis player. 180 cm, 64 kg.