Naomi Osaka after the defeat: "There is chaos in my head"

The Japanese surrendered in two sets against Danielle Collins, with the final score of 7-6 6-3

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Naomi Osaka after the defeat: "There is chaos in my head"

There are two Flushing Meadows champions who greeted the US Open 2022 already in the first round of the event: Emma Raducanu and Naomi Osaka. The Japanese surrendered in two sets against Danielle Collins, with the final score of 7-6 6-3.

The four-time Grand Slam winner tried to explain the defeat in the first round. She explained during the post match press conference: "I didn't have faith in my game, so I played more cautiously than I should have. I also feel that I have served far below my means.

Collins is a very aggressive tennis player, she always hit me with a lot of pressure and she hit the ball mercilessly without worrying about how my ball came. I had problems with the forehand, maybe I should train the shot more, maybe I should analyze Alcaraz's forehand, which is one of the best in the world."

The physical and mental problems of Osaka

It has not been an easy year for the former world number one, who has struggled with both physical and mental problems this season.

The Grand Slam champion spoke of confusion in the head and back pain that accompanied her in this 2022: "Right now I need to relax a bit, take a few days off, because there is a lot of chaos in the my head, I think too much.

Injuries affected my whole season, just a few days ago I couldn't even serve well. Today I competed again and on the pitch I felt something like fun. The problem remains not being able to play as I would like and this leads to defeat, which is always difficult.

My biggest wish is to be able to play continuously without back problems. I have the feeling that I gave my best today, I did what I could. The truth is that I have no precise plans for what will happen."

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