Find Out: How Naomi Osaka prepares herself before a Grandslam final

Find Out: How Naomi Osaka prepares herself before a Grandslam final

Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka, lifted her fourth Grandslam title last month as she defeated Jennifer Brady in the finals of Australian Open 2021. She has been claimed by many to be the successor of Serena Williams, and become the face of women’s tennis once the American hangs up her racquet. The Japanese has won back-to-back Grandslams, with her US Open triumph last year. She surely remains the player to beat on the women’s circuit currently.

In an interview with Vogue Mexico, Naomi Osaka revealed how she prepares herself before a big game. The Japanese revealed that tennis as a sport is mentally challenging. She stated that it was important for players to learn from their experiences, and accept the ups and downs as part of the journey.

“Physically I mainly prepare out of season. During these workouts the body is on autopilot so I don’t really dwell on that much. Mentally, it is a bit more challenging,” Naomi Osaka said (all quotes are translated in English). “Tennis is full of ups and downs and I feel like I learn from every game. Difficult experiences are valuable and I know they will help me in the end,” Osaka added.

Naomi Osaka reveals how she spends the night before a Grandslam final

Naomi Osaka reveals that she is very nervous before a big game

Naomi Osaka revealed that the night before a Grandslam final was the most horrific as she could not manage to sleep and tends to overthink. “Going to the Slam finals is definitely the worst. You really can’t sleep at night and you tend to overthink everything until the last minute. When that happens, I usually call my family and they calm me down. Then I go on the court and hope for the best,” the world number two said.

Naomi Osaka also gave insights as to how she spends her time before she steps onto the court. The Japanese revealed that she prefers to hear songs before taking to the court.

Honestly, usually nothing! I just listen to music and disconnect. I don’t really have any particular music that I like to play before a game, but I always listen to upbeat songs,” Osaka revealed. Naomi Osaka has been missing in action ever since the Australian Open 2021, and she is expected to make her comeback at the Miami Open, which commences from March 22.

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