Naomi Osaka Reveals Favorite Sport Besides Tennis

Published 03/20/2020, 12:30 PM EDT


As the tennis players find different ways of passing the days, we take a look at Naomi Osaka. Osaka indulged her fans with a little Q & A as she keeps herself in quarantine. Fans had many questions for the young gun. We take a look at a couple of interesting answers.

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The coronavirus pandemic has truly shaken the world as we reel from the rapidly spreading virus. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the best way to combat the virus is to avoid gathering crowds and follow social distancing action.

Social distancing is exactly as it sounds; avoid social gatherings and keep your distance from other people. It’s the best way to halt the alarming spread of the disease.

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Naomi Osaka reveals sporting preference beyond tennis

Many tennis players are following the quarantine by staying at home for a couple of weeks. Naomi Osaka is one of those players, and she had an interesting way to keep things interesting. She asked her fans to field her some questions.

Unsurprisingly, one of the questions put to her was sports-related. Which sport ranks as Naomi’s favorite other than tennis?

When it comes to her favorite sport apart from tennis, Osaka went Nick Kyrgios’ way in saying basketball. Figures, given the popularity of the sport in the USA, where she has lived for most of her life.

Back in January, the basketball community mourned the loss of one of the legendary figures of the sport in Kobe Bryant.

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In 2016, Bryant discovered his love for tennis.

“I played a lot of tennis, and all of a sudden, I found myself addicted to it.”

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Osaka, too, went through the grieving process after his death. The two certainly had a very close bond, with Kobe dropping in to watch her matches every now and then. He was like a mentor to Naomi.

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