‘Negative People Are Just Miserable Beings’ – Naomi Osaka Shares a Powerful Message on Avoiding Outside Noise

Published 03/27/2022, 3:54 AM EDT
Tennis – WTA 250 – Melbourne Summer Set – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 4, 2022 Japan’s Naomi Osaka reacts during her round of 32 match against France’s Alize Cornet REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Former World No.1, Naomi Osaka is currently playing at the Miami Masters. In the Round-of-32 clash in Miami, she was slated to take on Karolina Muchova. However, due to injury, the Czech player had to withdraw from her match. As a result, Osaka is through to the fourth round in Miami. During her off day, she took to social media and interacted with fans. 

Mar 23, 2022; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Naomi Osaka (JPN) reacts after winning a point against Astra Sharma (AUS) (not pictured) in a first round women’s singles match in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Naomi Osaka gave a powerful message against negative people 

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In the latest Q&A session on Instagram, Naomi Osaka interacted with some fans. During that session, a fan asked the Japanese player how she avoids outside noise. In reply, she gave a powerful message where she talked about chasing your dreams, no matter what. 

“How do you not let what people say about you affect your dreams?” a fan asked Naomi.

In reply, she said, “It’s your life. Negative people are just miserable beings that want to drag you down to where they are. Stay above all that. If you wanna pursue your dreams then go for it, but know that everything in life is a risk.”

Osaka is slowly getting her form back

Before the Miami Open, Osaka had a torrid 2022 with many problems both on and off the court. Actually, she has been facing mental health issues since the French Open last year. At Indian Wells Masters, she left the court in tears after losing in the second round, as someone from the crowd heckled her during the match.

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However, at the Miami Open, she feels much happier. After winning her first-round pretty easily, she faced the 3-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber in the second round. she absolutely blew away the German player in straight sets; the result being 6-2,6-3 in favor of the four-time Major champion.

Fans were greatly anticipating a tight contest between Osaka and the 2021 Australian Open semifinalist, Muchova. However, the latter had to withdraw from the contest due to an abdominal injury. Now, the Japanese star will face Alison Riske in her Round-of-16 match. 

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Debkinkar Maity

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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.

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