“That’s Going to Pop Up”: Naomi Osaka Keenly Interested in Investing in Cryptocurrencies

Published 09/02/2021, 1:59 PM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis Training – Ariake Tennis Park, Tokyo, Japan – July 20, 2021 Naomi Osaka of Japan puts on a protective face mask after training REUTERS/Edgar Su


By now, there is no secret to the fact that Naomi Osaka earns the big bucks in the tennis world. Over the past few years, she has been the highest earning female athlete in the world. Yet, the Japanese star has maturity well beyond her years. She is well aware of the know-how about money, and has great knowledge regarding investments, etc. Recently, Osaka shared an interest of hers in the financial corner.

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Naomi Osaka is exploring the cryptocurrency world

Cryptocurrency is a rapidly growing space around the world. Many people globally are investing in cryptocurrency, with good results. Now, the former World No.1 Naomi Osaka has shared that she has an interest in the zone. She has signed some great deals over the years, and has minted millions of dollars. In an interview last week, the 23-year-old explained her desire to know more about cryptocurrencies.

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“I was actually talking with my agent about cryptocurrencies,” quoted the 4-time Grand Slam champion. She continued, “I know that online, everything is getting bigger. I remember reading about Dogecoin.. there’s going to be something new and interesting that’s going to pop up.” She also spoke about how athletes need to be smart with their money during the short span of their careers. “As athletes, our career isn’t that long, and so I just like being very smart with it. I like when my agent tells me there’s opportunities.”

Osaka is currently chasing 5th Slam at US Open 2021

Aug 30, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates after recording match point Marie Bouzkova of Czech Republic in the first round on day one of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Aside from her off-court glamour, the Japanese star has rocked the WTA Tour for a while now. Every time the hard-court majors arrive, there is a chill in the air, as the playing field knows that Naomi is around. In 2018-19 and 2020-21, the World No.3 captured the US Open and Australian Open back-to-back. And now, she is chasing her 5th Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows.

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Osaka kicked off her campaign against Marie Bouzkova. Being the defending champion, the young sensation has 2000 points to defend at New York. She will thus be looking to go as deep as possible in the draw. However, it will not be an easy task, as Osaka is likely to run into either Sloane Stephens or Angelique Kerber in Round-4. Following this, a quarterfinal clash against Elina Svitolina or Simona Halep is on the cards.

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Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates with the championship trophy after her match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus (not pictured) in the women’s singles final on day thirteen of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. |REUTERS

Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka continues to take the world by storm. She is shattering boundaries both on and off the court. Will she be able to add another Grand Slam to her achievements at the US Open 2021? Let’s wait and watch.

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is a tennis and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, football, and table tennis. Apart from his professional desires, Sankalp does voluntary service with his friends to feed hungry animals on a regular basis.

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