Andy Roddick Gives a Fitting Reply to Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles’ Critics


Tennis star Naomi Osaka and American gymnast Simone Biles have led the psychological well being dialog in 2021. In response, each of them have obtained help, in addition to criticism. Nonetheless, some critics of even known as the 2 out on their psychological toughness. For this, 2003 US Open champion Andy Roddick has supplied the right reply.

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Distinctively, the retired American tennis skilled clarified that ‘psychological well being doesn’t imply psychological toughness.’ He then defined the psychological power that Osaka and Biles possess.

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Earlier, Osaka and Biles prioritized their psychological well being over main sporting occasions, which resulted within the commotion. Whereas the tennis star withdrew from the French Open this yr, the gymnast had pulled out from defending her Olympic gold medal within the all-around competitors.  

FILE PHOTO: Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Gymnastics Creative Coaching – Ariake Gymnastics Centre, Tokyo, Japan – July 22, 2021 Simone Biles of the USA throughout coaching REUTERS/File Picture

Andy Roddick provides the instance of Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles to differentiate psychological well being and psychological toughness

In a current Tennis Channel episode, Andy Roddick defined the distinction between psychological well being and psychological toughness. With that, he additionally shut down Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles’ critics.

To start with, the previous World No.1 known as out on the false illustration of psychological power. “Psychological well being doesn’t imply psychological toughness, proper. You’re going to take a seat right here and inform me Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka after they get into their most popular arenas aren’t mentally robust? Give me a break. Proper, like okay, so psychological toughness is me sitting there at a press convention and being good at it? That’s not psychological toughness,” Roddick stated.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 03: Naomi Osaka of Japan reacts to a misplaced level throughout a tie break in opposition to Leylah Fernandez of Canada throughout her Ladies’s Singles third spherical match on Day 5 of the US Open at USTA Billie Jean King Nationwide Tennis Middle on September 03, 2021 in New York Metropolis. (Picture by Elsa/Getty Photographs)

Moreover, Roddick opened up on what makes the 2 athletes mentally robust. In accordance with him, Osaka’s 4 Grand Slam titles and Biles’ seven Olympic medals don’t simply occur out of skinny air.

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“Going, you understand, the space in matches, closing out Grand Slam occasions, successful gold medals, you understand, when all of the stress is on. That’s psychological toughness. It’s not a synonym for psychological well being. Let’s be very clear about that,” Roddick concluded.

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Most significantly, the previous American skilled has supplied a voice of help for athletes opening up about psychological well being and shut down the critics who attempt to demean it. However so far as Osaka and Biles are involved, the 2 proceed to be brave and encourage the world.

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