Naomi Osaka and Nick Kyrgios enjoy courtside action at the LA Lakes game as both prepare for their much-awaited comeback in 2024

Naomi Osaka and Nick Kyrgios were spotted at a LA Lakers NBA game with all smiles as the duo prepares for their comeback in the 2024 season.

Naomi Osaka and Nick Kyrgios enjoy courtside action at the LA Lakes game as both prepare for their much-awaited comeback in 2024

Naomi Osaka and Nick Kyrgios at LA Lakers game

Naomi Osaka is expected to make a much-anticipated comeback to the WTA Tour after being sidelined for the season. The Japanese will mark her return to the court with her participation in the 2024 Brisbane International, a warm-up event for the season’s first Grand Slam, the Australian Open.


Meanwhile, Nick Kyrgios also plans to return to professional tennis after being absent from the circuit for the majority of the 2023 season. The Aussie sustained multiple injuries during his performance on the Tour, which led him to withdraw from every major event of the year.

Most recently, the pair took some time to watch an NBA match between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets at the Crypto Arena in downtown Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers claimed victory with a concluding score of 107-97.

According to a recent post on Twitter, both Kyrgios and Osaka smiled through the NBA game. It is worth noting that the duo shares an immense passion for basketball and have been frequently spotted rocking the sport’s official merchandise off-court.

Naomi Osaka and Nick Kyrgios were at the Los Angeles Lakers NBA game last night. 
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Four-time Grand Slam title champion Naomi Osaka has spent nearly 18 months off-court since she announced her pregnancy with longtime boyfriend and rap artist Cordae in January. The 26-year-old welcomed her baby daughter Skai on July 11 and shared the joyous news with her fans via her official social media handles.

On the other hand, Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios hasn’t officially announced his return date to the tour yet. The 28-year-old was witnessed in action at the 2023 Stuttgart Open, where he suffered a straight-set shock defeat at the hands of Wu Yibing in the tournament’s first round.

Nick Kyrgios exhibits support ahead of Naomi Osaka’s 2024 return

Naomi Osaka and Nick Kyrgios have recently been spending quality time with each other, both on and off court. To express his support for Osaka’s much-anticipated return to the Tour, the Aussie was spotted training with the 26-year-old star on the tennis court.

Naomi Osaka (L), and Nick Kyrgios (R)

The 2022 Wimbledon finalist took to social media to dedicate a heartfelt message to the Japanese. In his Instagram story, Kyrgios lauded the former World No. 1’s inspirational story and extended his full support to help her anytime she deems necessary.

The best part of journey is realising that we can all learn something from someone will be following and supporting your comeback @naomiosaka !! Happy to help anytime. The whole Kyrgios team is behind you!
Nick Kyrgios said on his Instagram story

Osaka has been steadily training to get back in form for her comeback appearance at the 2024 Brisbane International. The hardcourt event is scheduled to go underway from December 31, 2023, to January 7, 2024.

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