“He Stopped Everything”: Naomi Osaka Shares How Her Boyfriend Supports in the Restricted Bubbles

Published 03/27/2021, 5:31 AM EDT
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, Japan’s Naomi Osaka after winning her semi final match against Serena Williams of the U.S. REUTERS/Loren Elliott


World No.2 Naomi Osaka recently bagged her fourth Grand Slam title at the Australian Open 2021. The Japanese star played really well and showed some excellent skills on the court. Her family, coaching staff, and her boyfriend back her day in and out, which helps her do her best on the court.

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In a recent appreciation post, Naomi Osaka applauded her boyfriend Ybn Cordae for all his efforts. She posted a picture with Cordae that had been taken after she’d won the US Open 2020. She revealed that he had come to meet and support her after telling him she was feeling lonely.

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“Appreciation post for the mister because I feel like it today this pic was right after winning the US Open finals. He stopped everything he was doing because I FaceTimed him a couple of days earlier and said I was feeling sad and lonely in the bubble. I later found out that he hopped on a plane shortly after that call and then quarantined himself for a couple of days in a hotel to see me and support,wrote Osaka on the Instagram caption.

Cordae took all the necessary precautions and even quarantined himself before meeting Naomi.

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In the same post, Osaka sarcastically mentioned that Cordae doesn’t understand the rules of tennis even now. She even attached a video in which one can see him uncertain, even when Osaka wins the US Open title. He only celebrated when others started applauding the 23-year-old.

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Naomi Osaka of Japan in action against Coco Gauff of the United States of America in the Women’s Singles Round three match. US Open Tennis Tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens, New York City. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

“The funniest part is even after doing all this I’m still convinced he doesn’t understand the rules of tennis lol,” added the World No.2 player.

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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