‘I Would Be Jumping Into That’- Andy Roddick on Naomi Osaka’s Persistent Efforts for Wimbledon Championship 2022 Despite Her Injury

Published 06/17/2022, 2:01 PM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 23, 2022 Japan’s Naomi Osaka reacts during her first round match against Amanda Anisimova of the U.S. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Naomi Osaka did not have a great start of the year and she reached her peak when she played the finals of the Miami Open against the incumbent world no. 1 Iga Swiatek. She did not have a great run after that as well.

Moreover, she lost in the first round of French Open. Her Achilles has bothered the Japanese player and former world no. 1 Andy Roddick commented on her trial to cure the issue ahead of Wimbledon.

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Andy Roddick on the persistent efforts of Osaka

Naomi Osaka was practicing on an underwater treadmill for her Achilles that has been bothering her for quite some time. She has made this effort ahead of her strife at the grass court major at Wimbledon.

Former world no. 1 Andy Roddick commented on that in an interview. He said, “I am guessing I have never done it. That is probably I didn’t win four grand slams like Osaka. But it makes sense of her Achilles has been bothering her. She was carrying that injury and the Roland Garros, maybe lessening the impact, but still getting the benefit of training and strength. Training going into Wimbledon.”

Mar 28, 2022; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Naomi Osaka (JPN) hits a forehand against Alison Riske (USA)(not pictured) in a fourth round women’s singles match in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

He affirmed the efforts made by the Japanese player to get better before the major grand slam tour. He stated, “If I had an injury and somebody told me to jump in this, you might be ok for Wimbledon, I would be jumping into that.”

Will Naomi Osaka be able to perform well at Wimbledon?

Naomi Osaka has had trouble with her Achilles for some time now. She was defeated at the first round of the French Open because of her persisting issue with it.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 19, 2022 Japan’s Naomi Osaka in action during her second round match against Madison Brengle of the U.S. REUTERS/James Gourley

Earlier she had apprehension about playing at the Wimbledon due to lack of awarding of ranking points.

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She had shown apprehension regarding the Wimbledon Open. However, she has now decided to play at the grass court major and has been putting her heart and soul to remove her issues.

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Shivali Sharma

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Shivali Sharma is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. She has pursued her Master's in history from Himachal University, but her love for the game has driven her to write about tennis. Shivali is a huge fan of Naomi Osaka and admires Osaka not only for her on-court performances, but also for her off-court actions.

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