Kei Nishikori Uses Innovative Method to Congratulate Naomi Osaka on Her Australian Open 2021 Triumph

Published 02/20/2021, 9:57 AM EST
Tennis – Australian Open – Women’s Singles Final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, Japan’s Naomi Osaka celebrates with the trophy after winning her final match against Jennifer Brady of the U.S. REUTERS/Kelly Defina


Naomi Osaka overpowered Jennifer Brady to claim the 4th Grand Slam title of her career. Everyone at the Rod Laver Arena stood up to applaud the 23-year-old who was all smiles after achieving the feat.

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Wishes have been pouring in for Osaka following her triumph, and Kei Nishikori used an innovative method to render his praise! 

Kei Nishikori tweets a plethora of emojis for Naomi Osaka

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Kei Nishikori is Japanese and so is Osaka. Hence, the 31-year-old would’ve been immensely proud when Osaka sealed the Australian Open 2021 title.

Furthermore, Nishikori reached out to Osaka via Twitter, to express his genuine feelings about her victory! Nishikori isn’t a man of many words and simply used emojis to express his excitement towards Osaka’s triumph. Here’s what he posted:

Moreover, Kei Nishikori’s tweets also require special recognition. He’s posted a similar tweet for each one of Osaka’s Grand Slam triumphs, and it has now become a thread of four tweets, which were made in different timelines, starting in 2018! 

Moreover, Naomi Osaka also received special praise for her Australian Open triumph from one of the most revered tennis players ever. The legendary Rod Laver congratulated the 23-year-old and posted a tweet about her convincing victory. 

“What an incredible performance to win the AO title @naomiosaka. I wish I could have been there in the stands to see you win your 4th major, you’re an amazing champion,” Rod Laver wrote. 

Osaka on what would be her biggest achievement

Naomi Osaka is the future of women’s tennis, and there’s no doubt about that. She’s already won four Grand Slams at the age of 23 and is destined to win more. But what would Osaka consider the biggest achievement in her career? 

There are several achievements that each athlete would prefer. It could be in terms of winning silverware or sustaining a ranking or anything of that sort. Here’s what Naomi Osaka would consider her biggest achievement: 

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Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 8, 2021 Japan’s Naomi Osaka celebrates winning her first round match against Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova REUTERS/Loren Elliott

“Hopefully, I play long enough to play a girl that said I was once her favorite player or something. For me, that would be the coolest thing that could happen to me,” she said

This is why tennis fans adore Osaka and respect her game. She’s all about the humility which makes her stand out from the pack.

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The Japanese star is already crossing milestones after the other, and with time she will establish herself as one of the best to ever play the game! 

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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