Naomi Osaka: Rules of life – Tennismood

by: TennisMood November 22, 2016 794

Naomi Osaka: Rules of life – Tennismood

Naomi Osaka’s Quotes

  • I can understand way more Japanese than I can speak.
  • When I go to Japan people are confused. From my name, they don’t expect to see a black girl.
  • I feel there’s not really anybody like me. It seems like more of a challenge being from Japan.
  • I never thought about the American competition (in tennis). I just thought about playing tennis.
  • There were a lot of people cheering for me, and I kind of wanted to show how grateful I was. I always think that they’re surprised that I’m Japanese. So the fact that there was like Japanese flags and stuff, it was, like, really touching.
  • I never feel pressure from playing someone that’s supposed to be, like, better than me. I’m just going to go in there happy and hopefully try to pull off an upset.
  • I’m just trying to be really stable right now. So I don’t really feel like my shots have changed that much (about the Australian Open).
    To be the very best, like no one ever was.
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  • I’m used to it more now, but I haven’t really seen Serena (Serena Williams is her tennis idol) that often. I don’t know if I’m sad or happy, because then I don’t have to be all freaked out when I see her. But then I kind of want to see her.
  • There are so many players and they all need attention. Not tennis players, but, you know, the tournaments and different bodies that need – everybody needs a win. Everybody needs to walk out of the room feeling like that they got something out of it.
  • I want to be inside the top 100… top 50 by the end of the year (about her goal for 2016).
  • I want to climb up the rankings. I want to play all the Grand Slams and get as far as I can. I know it sounds crazy, but I hope I can get to the finals.
  • I like doing interviews. That’s sort of my thing. I don’t know if you guys are laughing just to make me happy, but thank you. I like this kind of stuff.
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  • Sometimes when people hit to my forehand, I’m like:Just go for it, Just hit it. But then I have to put it back inside the court. I feel like I have the shot but it’s just forcing myself to put it inside of the court instead of go for it.
  • I used to say counterpuncher (about her playing style), but now I’m kind of like an aggressive baseliner.
  • I’m not really sure how I got into tennis, because it’s more like my dad wanted me to play tennis. And so I just went along for the ride until a certain age and then I was like, ‘I’m good at this. I should keep going.
  • This whole time I was just waiting to turn 18. Maybe my mind was like ‘You’re 18 now, you can play a lot of matches’ and not stress out too much about playing a few tournaments.
  • I feel like she (about her sister who is also a tennis player) thinks she can get better, but I’m obviously going to win all the time, which is sad. But she keeps trying!
  • I’m a child of the Internet, and the Internet has raised me, and its jokes might not be appropriate at certain times.
  • I like using the computer and playing games on my iPad.
  • I pretended like I didn’t exist (She didn’t feel comfortable with other tennis players). I sat in the corner and pretended like I was looking at my phone, because I was too shy.
  • There are lots of (her favorite) movies I watch twice and then I have to take a break. Maybe Kill Bill.
  • I’m trying to study Japanese but I get really nervous when I hear it. It’s really fast; sometimes it sounds like they’re rapping, so then I’m just like. I didn’t hear the first part of the question. Then I look like an idiot, and I don’t want to look like an idiot.
  • If I don’t have to show emotion, I’m just not gonna.
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