Roger Federer gave an interesting insight into Naomi Osaka's ups and down. The Japanese player lost in the French Open third round and in this week's Birmingham Tennis Classic she lost in the second round. Federer believes there is nothing to worry about for Osaka, who has won the last year's US Open and this year's Australian Open.
"You cannot play well every week, you know, it’s that simple, or win every week, nobody does that basically. She’s got a head start with her back to back Grand Slam wins. Once she’s done it she knows she can do it again.
It was the same for me. You know, after I won Wimbledon I also didn’t win right away everything after that. So, you’ve got to take the losses, just shake them off and don’t let the press bother you with silly questions and you just go on with it.
What else can you do? Go back to the practice courts, try to work on your game, you know, having nothing to lose. Everybody now feels like it’s an amazing win to beat you but for you nothing changed other than that you have, you know, a couple of Grand Slams and you’re world number one.
So, it’s obviously a massive change but at the end of the day you’re still the same person and you try your best every single day. We saw again today in this match, you know, things are so close sometimes. There is not even a need to explain why you lost, you know, it just happens sometimes," Federer said.