Tennis - US Open champion Naomi Osaka features in a new Nissin Cup noodles commercial alongside countryman Kei Nishikori. Osaka, who has become a big name across the globe after she won the US Open final against Serena Williams, is already associated with major brands such as Nissan and Seiko.
This is her first appearance in a special New Year's themed commercial for the instant noodles brand. In the commercial, Osaka and Nishikori are seen playing hanetsuki, a traditional Japanese game often played at New Year’s, using rectangular wooden bats called hagoita and a brightly coloured shuttlecock.
The video for the same can be viewed below - As per SoraNewcommercialommerical is titled “Happy New Year – The Year We Want Gold Compilation”, and was designed to act like a New Year’s Card to everyone from the instant noodle brand.
Osaka is playing this week in Brisbane and the 20-year-old is through to the semi-finals of the WTA event there after scoring wins over Destanee Aiava and Anastasija Sevastova. Osaka beat the young Aiava 6-3, 6-2 while she beat Sevastova 3-6, 6-0, 6-4 on Thursday to move into the last four where she will meet either Lesia Tsurenko or Anett Kontaveit.
Osaka signed a contract with Nissin Food Products Co. in November 2016 and says she has been eating the popular Cup Noodles since she was a child. Also Read - Injury Forces Rafael Nadal to Withdraw from Brisbane