All four Grand Slam tournaments offered their “help” to the Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka, who retired from Roland Garros due to the anxiety generated by facing the media.
“On behalf of the Grand Slam, we offer Naomi Osaka our support and help in any way possibleas it takes time off the court. She is an exceptional athlete and we look forward to her return as soon as she deems it appropriate, “said those responsible for the Opens of the United States, Australia, Roland Garros and Wimbledon in a statement that was published on the page of Wimbledon itself.
Osaka, who suffered from depression in previous years, made his retirement last Monday after receiving pressure, with a financial fine included, for not attending the press during his presentation at Roland Garros. He also received the support of Novak Djokovic, among others.
“Mental health is a very challenging subject that deserves our utmost attention. It is complex and personal … what affects one individual does not necessarily affect another. We congratulate Naomi for sharing in her own words the pressures and anxieties she is feeling. and we identify with the unique pressures that tennis players can face, “they added about the situation of the world number two.
The four Grand Slam tournaments pledged to promote the mental health and well-being of the players “through new actions” to improve the experience of the protagonists in each of the championships.