Former world No. 1 Maria Sharapova has confirmed help for Naomi Osaka and advised that athletes’ psychological well being is underestimated at occasions. Osaka made the headlines when she abruptly pulled out of the French Open and revealed that she has been battling despair and nervousness for years.
Osaka took a two-month break from tennis after the French Open however nonetheless he’s struggling along with her psychological well being. “All of us must be incredbily supportive of athletes who’re going by powerful occasions of their careers.
Naomi is an incredbile athlete and a good looking human being, who has a really lengthy profession forward of her,” Shapovalov stated of Osaka. “All of us have to respect the selections that gamers make at occasions of vulnerability, once they’re feeling down or not taking part in their finest tennis.
To be trustworthy, not many individuals know what is going on on behind-the-scenes and the way gamers really feel. You solely see the tennis sport and what occurs on the courtroom. “The extra help that we will present, the higher they are going to be and the higher that they may play.”
Osaka set to take one other break from tennis
After struggling a shock US Open third spherical loss to Leylah Fernandez, Osaka broke down in tears and opened up about a few of her struggles. “That is very arduous to articulate.
Principally I really feel like I’m form of at this level the place I’m attempting to determine what I wish to do, and I actually don’t know after I’m going to play my subsequent tennis match. Sorry,” Osaka stated in her press convention.
“I believe I’m going to take a break from taking part in for some time. “How do I’m going round saying this? I really feel like for me not too long ago after I win I don’t really feel completely happy. I really feel extra like a reduction. After which after I lose, I really feel very unhappy. I don’t suppose that’s regular. I didn’t actually wish to cry.”