‘Anyone hit the ball cleaner,’ Sir Andy Murray approves of Naomi Osaka’s ball-hitting abilities at Australian Open 2022

Andy Murray was in awe of Naomi Osaka's ball hitting abilities during second round of Australian Open 2022.

Andy Murray, Naomi Osaka
Andy Murray, Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka has entered the Australian Open 2022, as the defending champion and one of the top favorites. However, she is seeded 13th this time around, and her lack of playing time in last 6 months has surely raised a few eyebrows.

However, all doubts were put to rest, as she stormed past Camila Osorio in the first round in Melbourne on Monday. In her second round clash against Madison Brengle, Osaka has launched an unrelenting attack on the American in the first set.

Naomi Osaka was all over her opponent, as she dropped a bagel, 6-0 in just about 20 minutes. Andy Murray, four time finalist at Australian Open approves of the Japanese’s ball hitting abilities, and stated that he has not seen anyone hit the ball cleaner from the baseline.

Naomi Osaka earns special praise from Andy Murray

Naomi Osaka
Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka has a reputation of being one of the most powerful hitters on the WTA Tennis. Well it had to be this way, as her idol, Serena Williams would just blast the ball across the court.

After seeing Naomi Osaka’s incredible performance in the first set, Andy Murray could not hold himself and praise the Japanese for her powerful and clean hitting. “Anyone hit the ball cleaner from the baseline than Naomi Osaka?,” Murray tweeted.

Andy Murray has started the year on an exceptional note, as he reached the finals in Sydney last week. In the first round of Australian Open 2022, the three time major champion defeated 21st seed, Nikoloz Basilashvili in five sets. Next up, he faces the Japanese, Taro Daniel in the second round, which will be an interesting watch.

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