Naomi Osaka shut down a journalist for asking her about the Novak Djokovic saga at the Australian Open

Naomi Osaka shut down a journalist for asking her about the Novak Djokovic saga at the Australian Open

 

The whole world watched as Novak Djokovic, the best men’s tennis player, sparred with Australia’s legal system in a bid to bend the rules and compete at the Australian Open without a COVID-19 vaccine.

 

While the Serbian superstar was deported before the tournament began, the question of whether he should have been allowed to play for his 21st Grand Slam title lingered around Rod Laver Arena.

 

 

But as far as Naomi Osaka is concerned, it’s not a topic worth addressing — at least not with the press.

Naomi Osaka was not interested in using her press conference to discuss Novak Djokovic.

 

 

Naomi Osaka shut down a journalist for asking her about the Novak Djokovic saga at the Australian Open
She shut down a journalist who asked if the unvaccinated star should be in the Australian Open.
“Is my opinion going to help anything?” Osaka replied. “I’ll pass on that. Thanks, though.”

 

 

The whole world watched as Novak Djokovic, the best men’s tennis player, sparred with Australia’s legal system in a bid to bend the rules and compete at the Australian Open without a COVID-19 vaccine.

 

 

Naomi Osaka shut down a journalist for asking her about the Novak Djokovic saga at the Australian Open

While the Serbian superstar was deported before the tournament began, the question of whether he should have been allowed to play for his 21st Grand Slam title lingered around Rod Laver Arena.

 

 

But as far as Naomi Osaka is concerned, it’s not a topic worth addressing — at least not with the press.

During her post-match press conference Sunday, the reigning Australian Open champion shut down a journalist’s question about whether the unvaccinated Djokovic should be playing at this year’s tournament.

 

 

Naomi Osaka shut down a journalist for asking her about the Novak Djokovic saga at the Australian Open

“Is my opinion going to help anything?” Osaka asked in response, then added: “I’ll pass on that. Thanks, though.”

 

 

Naomi Osaka shut down a journalist for asking her about the Novak Djokovic saga at the Australian Open

Osaka appeared respectful but firm and confident in her reply, which marked a shift in her historically fraught relationship with the media. She’s been open about her nerves when addressing the media, and last year, the anxiety prompted her media blackout at the French Open.

 

 

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here