In a press conference at the US Open, Naomi Osaka commented on Daniil Medvedev making fun of the crowd at the US Open. The Japanese player did not criticize the Russian: "The thing is with him I don't know the background of why they're booing him but it's just so funny.
Every day he has something new to say. It's just funny to me. The sarcasm is beautiful." On her loss to Belinda Bencic, Osaka added: "Honestly, I'm not that mad at this. Of course I can look at this and be very disappointed and mad, but I'm not mad at it.
Of course I would like to reach higher, like, rounds. That's definitely what I'll aim for in Australia. But for right now, I think the level of tennis that I was playing in Europe was not that great. Coming here: two quarterfinals, Round of 16.
Hopefully I'll do well in Japan because I always do well in Japan, and just keep building off of it to end the season. I feel actually better losing here than when I lost [to Bencic] in Indian Wells, because, of course there's not a feeling of acceptance, but I feel like I learned a lot from today.
Like, there is a lot of things that I did wrong. For me, whenever I do things wrong, I usually take it to the next match. That's when I play better. So honestly, I'm just excited for the next tournament."