Naomi Osaka joins Rafael Nadal in pulling out of Wimbledon but she will compete at the Olympics
The Telegraph says two of tennis’s biggest names pulled out of Wimbledon on Wednesday, in what was a demoralising day for the tournament. First Rafael Nadal revealed that he will be taking the next couple of months off, and then it was Naomi Osaka’s turn to withdraw.
In Osaka’s case, the sport is still dealing with the aftermath of last month’s controversy over press conferences. She announced before the French Open that she would be skipping her media duties because they damaged her mental health, only for the four grand-slam events to respond with a hardline statement threatening her with suspension.
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