“Haven’t Gotten Tired Yet”: Naomi Osaka Fuels Herself With Special Diet Ahead of Tokyo Olympics 2021

Published 07/19/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
Mar 31, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Naomi Osaka of Japan hits a backhand against Maria Sakkari of Greece (not pictured) in a women’s singles quarterfinal in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports


As the Tokyo Olympics inch closer, several athletes around the world continue to prepare themselves for the prestigious event. Although a few players on the WTA tour withdrew from the event, World No. 2 Naomi Osaka isn’t one of them.

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Ahead of her first Olympics appearance, the Japanese star shared a part of her diet through an Instagram story.

Naomi Osaka shares an all green meal ahead of Tokyo Olympics

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Although Osaka won the Australian Open earlier this year, she withdrew from the French Open after her victory in the first round. Despite missing out on over six weeks of competitive tennis, the 23-year-old is a favorite in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

While she prepares for the hard court season, she posted a story on Instagram with an enriching bowl of vegetables.

Along with the picture, she wrote a few words for Sweetgreen, one of her sponsors. The American salad chain signed a deal with Osaka earlier this year, and the Japanese star didn’t shy away from sharing her meal on this occasion.

Along with tagging their Instagram account, she wrote a brief message as well. “S/o Sweetgreen for helping me with my meals before Tokyo. Yes, I’ve been eating it everyday for 3 weeks, no I haven’t gotten tired of it yet!”

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Although she withdrew from the French Open and skipped Wimbledon, she has an Australian Open victory in 2021. Combined with her US Open victory in 2020, she heads into another hard court setting at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Tennis – Australian Open – Women’s Singles Final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 20, 2021 Japan’s Naomi Osaka gives an interview as she celebrates with the trophy after winning her final match against Jennifer Brady of the U.S. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

While the Olympics will take place in Osaka’s home country, fans cannot attend any event due to the new COVID-19 emergency. While that may affect Osaka, her six-week absence from competitive tennis might pose a huge challenge for.

In addition, competition from players like Ashleigh Barty and Aryna Sabalenka could hurt the World No. 2’s chances at the Olympics. However, with all her four Grand Slam victories coming on hard courts, Osaka’s chances of emerging victorious on home soil look encouraging.

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management student, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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