Novak Djokovic expressed sympathy for Naomi Osaka and said the significance of Osaka to the game of tennis.
He additionally demonstrated empathy for Osaka and an open-minded view of what she is presently going by way of, as a member of a youthful technology.
He talked in regards to the need for youthful athletes to make use of their very own social media channels to speak with the general public, slightly than undergo the media. “It is a part of what we do,” he mentioned. “The media is essential, unquestionably. You understand, it is permitting us to have the platform to speak with our followers, however in a extra conventional manner. It was the one manner how we are able to attain out to our followers, proper, within the final 5 years or perhaps ten years’s it is not the case anymore. We’ve got our personal platforms, our personal social media accounts by way of which we’re capable of talk instantly with followers.”
On the coronary heart of the matter is Djokovic’s sympathy and respect for Osaka.
“I help her. I believe she was very courageous to try this,” Djokovic mentioned. “I am actually sorry that she goes by way of painful instances and struggling mentally, is what I’ve heard. I have not spoken to her. Nevertheless it looks as if she has been struggling. I want her all one of the best. I hope she recovers. She’s essential participant and model for and individual for our sport.”
“So we have to have her again. This was, I have to say, very daring resolution from her aspect. However she is aware of how she feels greatest. If she must take time and replicate and simply recharge, you recognize, that is what she wanted to do, and I respect it totally. I hope that she’ll come again stronger.”