Naomi Osaka: "I didn't feel good about myself"


Naomi Osaka: "I didn't feel good about myself"

Naomi Osaka is out of the Madrid Open. The Japanese tennis player had to surrender sensationally in two sets against Sara Sorribes Tormo with the net score of 3-6 1-6. A match where the Japanese player appeared decidedly unrecognizable and made many mistakes with her right Osaka, on the bandage she had on her ankle, said: "I didn't feel very good about myself and this was a determining factor in the match.

After the first game, I felt a pain in my Achilles tendon which prevented me from training normally yesterday. I took an Ibuprofen today to see if I could get better, but I took it too late and it didn't have much effect. I should have taken it sooner." She added on her injury: "I've had this injury a few times in the past, I remember it happened two years ago in Miami, but I honestly don't think it's a very serious problem.

During this season I didn't feel much pain in that area, but I have to learn to live with it when it reappears." On the match lost against Sorribes Tormo she explained: "Today I couldn't play as I would have liked, it's like I have limits in my game.

I thought about many things that I could improve from the previous match we played in the Fed Cup, but on the pitch I felt I could not do anything against her attacks."

Between Madrid and next goals

On the Madrid tournament she also said: "I had a lot of fun in Madrid, of course I would have liked to have stayed longer, but I think I can take some positives from this week.

As I said in the previous days, I am learning to play on clay, it is a long process, but I think I will be able to adapt well to this surface. The central court was much faster than the other days and I told my coach about it.

I am aware that I am saying that I am still learning to play on clay, but I am convinced that I will improve more and more." Now the next goals: "These defeats make me think a lot and these days I will. Of course I will continue to train and prepare for the next match, but I have to see how my tendon responds to see if I am in the best condition to compete."

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