Naomi Osaka Withdraws From Roland Garros 2021

Tennis Channel discusses Naomi Osaka’s withdrawal from Roland Garros 2021

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John Capo
John Capo:
"For me, personally, how I deal with it was that I know every single person asking
me a question can't play as well as I can and never will,"
"So no matter what you say or what you write, you'll never light a candle to me.
"That's how I deal with it. But each person deals with it differently." - VENUS WILLIAMS (mic drop)
Ms Osaka has a net worth of $25 million at the age of 23. In the year of the pandemic I'll focus my sympathies to the everyday people who've worked on the frontlines fighting covid. The everyday people who've lost livelyhoods and more saddenly lives of loved ones. Millionaire celebrities and professional athletes need to get over themselves and their importance.
William Resham
William Resham:
Face saving move by osaka; she can't play on clay. Got wiped off court in Rome just a few weeks ago. This just makes her endorsement clients happier b/c she doesn't get bounced early in a Grand Slam.
1:08 - "As a black woman, I have to say ..."

What does the reporter's skin color have to do with anything. Is this in any way about social justice?
Ramjitti Indaraprasirt
Ramjitti Indaraprasirt:
Tennis does not depend on Naomi....on the contrary Naomi depend on tennis...
Nali Lu
Nali Lu:
,"everyone needs to turn down the temperature on this" best thing said in this whole segment.
The press has had a smell of arrogance for a long time. Hopefully there'll be compromise from both athletes and the press in the near future.
Thomas Martin
Thomas Martin:
This was predictable after the organizers' reaction yesterday. Very few took her statement seriously.
Mangled Moccasins
Mangled Moccasins:
Strange she struggled through press before, and never had claimed mental health issues until the media criticized her clay court playing abilities. She did media, she just doesn’t like negative media. And what is the only tennis open that only uses clay courts? Weird
She has the right and it's her choice to withdraw if she doesn't want to go under the rules. Good for her.
Emmanuel Buenviaje
Emmanuel Buenviaje:
Should pull a Marshawn Lynch. 'I'm here so I won't get fined'. lol
Camille Hill
Camille Hill:
Osaka has had 8 years in the tennis spotlight to learn to deal with interviews and has money to get professional help. Obviously, she chose not to get help for her problem. Osaka had no problem publicly supporting Black Lives Matter....she picks and chooses.
Dean Albertson
Dean Albertson:
Shame on the tennis "Authorities." Find a solution, give the athletes some options. Otherwise, tennis will lose millions of fans, and some of their best players.
Marco Tulio Peñalba Valladares
Marco Tulio Peñalba Valladares:
The withdrawn of @Naomi Osaka from the WTA 2021 RG is the best solution to the issue, she created by refusing to attend press conferences, as any other ATP or WTA players do. Unless the WTA and ATP change the existing rules, every single player must comply with.
Steve Walters
Steve Walters:
I’m interested to hear what Billie Jean King has to say about her mid-tournament withdrawal.
And what John McEnroe and Chris Evert have to say.
She probably withdraw cause of her being threaten to ban from competing the grand slam. depression is just a good option for her exit.
Luu Duong Hy
Luu Duong Hy:
After this event, all event and Grand Slam now decided will make a big change
All player now don't need to participate in conference, but must tell the reason why they don't participate. The only acceptable reason is the player had health problem like hand hurt or some physical problem. Other problem is not acceptable
Boleslavs Avdax
Boleslavs Avdax:
Excellent news! The weak should be eliminated.
Milind Correa
Milind Correa:
In an Extroverted world, Introverts have to adjust a lot, just not this time.
Wish her a speedy recovery, it's really for the best to take some time off. I think this whole thing could have been avoided if she communicated it a little better from the start. Just announcing something on twitter might look colder than it actually was.
Thomas Frederick
Thomas Frederick:
*In few months or so, people will definitely be kicking themselves in regrets for missing the opportunity to buy and invest in cryptocurrency*
Hariesz Horushi
Hariesz Horushi:
Maybe she needs time to cope with her depression..
Pablo Briones
Pablo Briones:
She has a lot of money. She can be independent. Make her own decision no matther what the world say.
You gotta look out for number one because not many others will . She is still young maybe a few years away from the sport is what she needs
Featsbeyond 50
Featsbeyond 50:
This comment section could be used to determine the percent of population who are Sociopaths. Eyeballing it, I'd say we're at around 30-40 percent.
All the attention this is getting is her worst nightmare. Time off is the right thing. I can totally empathize with her, but in the long run she will have to learn to get over this is she wants to be a professional athlete.
Robmart H
Robmart H:
Good decision, if she's not ready then just don't compete for now.
dj Blackwing
dj Blackwing:
I dont think she would have made it to final/semis anyway, . Paid millions to be a pro tennis player but cant take the heat. I guess she should just lay off the court till she is ready. Publicity and having to face the press is part of being a champion.
M W:
I agree with T Martin below. I see this as a cry for help answered badly by the tennis industry, and I think the approach should have been personalized, not the response that totally perceives a personal statement as a threat. And any response pathway would have been better than this one by the tournaments--approaching through mentors, the WTA, or even discretionary meetings with a joint statement. Wealth and fame are isolating, and extreme talent in anything makes one a god or a monster to many. This is a lot for a young girl ---now finding herself in a "me against the world" scenario, which is totally what no one wants for a fragile mindset.
Wondering if Naomi just needed a break from tennis for a little while. As a natural introvert, I think she needs to recharge her batteries before she could publicly speak again.
Noel Maldonado
Noel Maldonado:
She raised the snakes heads in the grass. Good for her. The media and business showed their true colors. They just care about drama and $$$
Vikash Malodia
Vikash Malodia:
Imagine the frustration of P.Tig(defeated by Osaka in 1st round). She would be asking herself why me.😂😂
That really is sad news. I hope she will come back stronger!
Camille Hill
Camille Hill:
.Dustin Brown lived out of his van so he could compete in European tournaments while his family was back in Jamaica. He strung players racquets to earn money.The guy really did it the hard way and earned his way into the pro tour. Osaka is acting like a spoiled brat....
E Walker
E Walker:
Good. Stop them from over policing her like they did Serena.
John Grosariu
John Grosariu:
She made millions from advertising, sponsors... they pay her to in in front of cameras...She doesn’t want, just don’t pay her... Simply as that.
Pilar González
Pilar González:
Yes, all the love and support to her for a great recovery, time to live a little <3
I want to be smaller
I want to be smaller:
Love how every friggin thing must be analyzed and critiqued. Everyone must have a take. Who the hell cares if she didn't 'handle' it perfectly. She doesn't work for a PR firm. BTW, in a hilarious bit of irony, the Head Cheese at the French Open gave a statement to the media, and did not take questions.
Brandon Y
Brandon Y:
I think it's messed up they are insinuating that this was not "planned out" and she didn't think it through...I don't think she cares! Her health and mental over everything.
Phil Serna
Phil Serna:
At the end of the day she did talk.
Fools. They should have her alone. Now the number 2 in the world is out.
That tournamentjust got that much more uninteresting.
B Shapu
B Shapu:
Being a tennis pro at that level is a high pressure job. Maybe she took on too much, committing to too many sponsors too soon, piling the pressure on herself?
Napa Butterfly
Napa Butterfly:
Must watch Iga Swiatek interview during press conference at French Open after Naomi withdrawal and statement. Iga Swiatek, 20 years old, is so mature and admirable when ask about press conference pressure and Naomi.
Good for her. She clearly needs to take time off (& needing support) and maybe sending signals to organizers but what did they do instead of sitting down and resolving the issue they fined her and threatening her of multiple suspensions. Then if something bad happens they say sorry. Clearly they look after profit and not the well being of the players. If only they showed support and resolved the issue early on.
Bernie Biden
Bernie Biden:
It's for the best that she put her mental wellness ahead of playing at this slam. For some odd reason there are many people that don't take seriously the cries of help when folks say, I'm struggling with my mental health. People will believe you quicker if you say you are dealing with a broken bone. That is a societal problem.
Fernanda Segunda
Fernanda Segunda:
She is suffering inside,her health comes first#fullstop
Eric Yelvertoa
Eric Yelvertoa:
The female tiger woods 🐅. LEAVE THAT ALONE 🎾
Clive Hinds
Clive Hinds:
Niomi the next thing left to do is to boycott the French open completely.
Kasey Lockridge
Kasey Lockridge:
You can't make someone talk to the press! She done right tell them to shove it! Ijs..
Dean Albertson
Dean Albertson:
BNP Paribas is a bank headquartered in Paris, the main sponsor of the French Open. One option is to voice your thoughts to BNP, the French Open committee, and to the ATP in London. People might decide to boycott BNP, the French Open, and the ATP tournaments.
all the best to naomi <3
Xi Yang
Xi Yang:
champion in the Slams will be an *. thanks WTA
Mr Blackj
Mr Blackj:
its never over you have to watch what you say, just texting this is stressing me out lol
Naomi Osaka.. you absolute Beauty.. your brilliance and intelligence has dazzled the world. And continues to do so. Being sensitive to your own sensitivity is the rarest quality. You march on, girl. Now these pack-dogs will try to badger you.. fear not. Stay Strong. With Love and blessings from India.
Excellent move from her!
Wong Jefx
Wong Jefx:
tennis is a business and pro players are expected to do more than just play... interviews, promotions, etc...all part if it for a high tier player... so yeah, if she is not in the right space to deal with that... then time off is OK... she has more than proven herself, more titles than most women much older...
Silver Lining
Silver Lining:
Never seen this before ... Try to learn from Haaland , he gives the best interview
Mark Jasper
Mark Jasper:
How can you say it was not well though out, when something like this needs to be done who needs to think it out the tennis world or her and her family?
streaming service
streaming service:
The athletes come first. Everyone is entitled except the athlete. No respect.
Chance Robinson
Chance Robinson:
Much Love & Respect to Ms. Osaka. “Health is your first wealth”. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

As for everyone else: LEAVE Ms. Osaka ALONE, PLEASE!!! You have no idea what you’re messing with.
Paolo Cardinali
Paolo Cardinali:
Generation of snowflakes…
jackson chapman
jackson chapman:
She makes $50 million a year BECAUSE the media brings attention to the sport- she wants SPECIAL treatment because she is BLACK- can you imagine a White player saying they won’t follow the rules ALL the other players have to follow-
K 1111
K 1111:
Her life, her choice. So many people wanna make judgements bout how not polished her move to withdraw is. When anyone is going through that, they aren't worried bout being polished. So she refused the media the opportunity to abuse her or manipulate. Nothing wrong with just valuing silence and personal space.
Michael Young
Michael Young:
Tennis isn’t fun for her anymore
Abu Nadia
Abu Nadia:
Mental Health is real, there’s not an ideal time. I pray she gets the help and support she needs.
Hope the media gets off her back!!
General Shockwave Kingpin
General Shockwave Kingpin:
Roland Garros organizers tried to meet with Osaka, many times before, to try to find a solution but she refused to do so?
Nicholas John
Nicholas John:
Sucks that the person she beat during round 1 only to find out that she withdrew
Tershia Lambrechts
Tershia Lambrechts:
That might be a good move, as she (and Chanda) bring their offensive politics into tennis.
K M:
Yes, the rules of the forced player attendees have been outdated, and the official changes this model.
M.G. N
M.G. N:
You take all the time you need, dear. Managers, publicists, tennis organization are looking out for the almighty buck. You stay strong and when you are ready, come back. We will all be waiting and cheering for you.
robert mendoza
robert mendoza:
Suffering depression and still win a grand slam 👍wishing you the best in the future Naomi 👊
Val Frei
Val Frei:
In other words, everyone needs to chill.
Gina Joseph
Gina Joseph:
Maybe she should just take some time off, but the rules are for every player. I am glad she withdrew. I hope she takes time to get her health back.
Chris U
Chris U:
She wanted to push the envelope and make a stand. Shame they pressed her so soon and gave her ultimatum. She just needed to breathe and come to resolution. We will forget about this until Wimbledon rolls around in a month
luzon rodante
luzon rodante:
Sometimes overlooking things are dangerous.
We all know tennis is exhausting...physical and mental.
Thats why players have their own team...supporting in anyway including the psycho thing.
There must be outside of tennis happening here.
But to be fair...she shouldnt play this time until she resolves her personal issues.
Daniel Ordonez
Daniel Ordonez:
You have to clean your aura Naomi somebody don't want you on the court, they can do a lot of damage on your mind , spirit and body , please protect yourself, go with a spiritist a prist and clean all of bad and dark energies that others send to you.
prianto chen
prianto chen:
Get well soon Osaka
Just miss to see you play tennis 🙏
Just wonder why the official keep pushing her about the press thing ..🥲
Jack Bravo
Jack Bravo:
An after-match press conference would affect mental health? Oh, com'on, you get the whole night and the next morning at least to "recover". I believe a "pre-match" press conference could have some real impact, but "after-match" one? Oh, com'on.
Nasir Osman
Nasir Osman:
Good for her to withdraw to recovers and should let her rest well..Let her have a rest for one full year and even the olympics.
"there were a lot of balls in the air" :D
I am just admiring serena and Venus the way they handle media.
Djordje Caranovic
Djordje Caranovic:
Greetings to Linsday Davenport..great champion....
Bonnie L
Bonnie L:
Naomi's decision is well thought out, it's just not convenient to you all. It should be totally ok to just play, and not get involved with the press, and having to answer intrusive questions. She's a leader in her game, she is teaching you all to respect her boundaries. Get used to it.
Maria Nagaoka
Maria Nagaoka:
Anyone who has ever dealt with depression will understand. I am sure it's a lot of people especially due to covid pandemic.
Alyssa saldana
Alyssa saldana:
She’s a young woman in her early twenties and she’s under so much pressure. I worry about her. People need to respect that she’s a human and she needs a break from some aspects of the media.
Chanda, you looking good girl! Keep it up!
Tizzy P
Tizzy P:
She's made enough money, just take a year off and come back next year.
Ceferino Jr. Abata
Ceferino Jr. Abata:
Naomi is still a young player and she might be experiencing mental mayhem and the pressure of playing on clay which is not her favorite surface sum up her decision to withdraw. I am just sad about what's happening to her and I am hoping that she bounces back fast and strong. Maybe the media can support Naomi in her decision. These are athletes and they are humans. They are vulnerable with internal and external factors affecting their games. Hoping to see Naomi go back strong and with a positive outlook in life and in her matches. Go Naomi! #tennisfan
Well done Naomi and well said. All those after the match interviews with the always the same "journalists" are so dull and filled with B.S. questions that I never watch them. It's like listening to the same record again and again. It's a show in a circus guided by the level of education and culture of those who watch it. Opinions, thoughts and feelings are a personal thing and one has the right not to share them when asked or else become a liar and a hypocrite. Freedom of speech is also the right to say NO to things one does not agree with, things that are imposed on one by methods of coercion and blackmail. Rules? How about lack of democracy and the rule of dictatorship in the four Gran Slam tournaments? Bottomline. They're losing money by Naomi walking out and rebels must be punished as an example to other.
Good for her! Take care of yourself girl!
Rahul TN TN
Rahul TN TN:
The international tennis federation itself is the culprit, in that they have spoiled players by conducting two GSs on hard courts. And, most of the players despise the clay surface. Med is another case in point. Also, chutzpah Kyrgios. Fed is also somewhat averse to playing FO, but he longs for the loving French crowd. One hard court GS has to be changed to a completely different surface. 😝😝🤓🤓
Maurice W
Maurice W:
Every time Naomi lost, the press asked her why she lost and she would start to cry. When she wins, she's all smiles and happy and wants to talk to the press but hates to answer questions when she loses. She doesn't play well at the French Open and she doesn't like the press reminding her about her play. Even her sister validated Naomi's dislike for criticism. She also does press for endorsements so it's OK then?
It’s fair for her and the tournament. It was the right decision. I hope the media was drop the temperature and not force players into a corner for a comment.
Hujaifa Adnan
Hujaifa Adnan:
The descriptive actor rarely explode because philosophy uniquely rinse except a sore profit. nutty, obese ceiling
Zayne Underwood
Zayne Underwood:
It's almost as if there's a cancel culture effect with Naomi saying no I'm not going to talk to the media and most of the people in the world realize it the media is full of crap outside of sports except when athletes begin to get political I don't want to hear politics out of athletes. Ever just play the game...
Hai Truong
Hai Truong:
my heart go to her. if you dont stand up for yourself who would? like a phoenix she rise up.
John W Hogan
John W Hogan:
I hope it all works out for her regardless of which path she chooses.
Peter Nguyen
Peter Nguyen:
Professional tennis is a spectator sport, you need to front up to the media circus at the end of the day. It is part and parcel of the professional tour. Everybody's got their problems, but you still need to face them head on. Media commitment is part of the contractual obligations when you signed up to play. If your not in the right frame of mind to be doing any media duties, then you shouldn't be playing at any tournament. Period.
Carlo Santin
Carlo Santin:
She’s going through something right now. Hopefully she gets whatever help she needs. She handled the whole thing poorly from the beginning. If she wants to be a champion and a public figure then she’s going to have to figure it out. I hope she does.
You Go are a great woman, you are a warrior naomi, fight for our mental health. we are with you❤❤
Start your own tournament. It's done in boxing and golf, why not tennis?