Episode 2054: Naomi Osaka Rages Against The Roland Garros Machine
Naomi Osaka won her first round match at the French Open yesterday, but it was a statement she released in the days leading up to her appearance at the tournament that has grabbed the lion’s share of media attention this weekend.
— NaomiOsaka????? (@naomiosaka) May 26, 2021
Osaka announced that she wouldn’t be appearing at post-match press conferences during the tournament in order to protect her mental health, leading organisers to fine her $15k and threaten her with expulsion.
anger is a lack of understanding. change makes people uncomfortable.
— NaomiOsaka????? (@naomiosaka) May 30, 2021
Should players have to face the press win, lose or draw? Has Osaka approached this in the right way? Murph and Ken mull it over.
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