McEnroe on Osaka: “Mental health is the key to everything”


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McEnroe on Osaka: "Mental health is the key to everything"

The situation of Naomi Osaka is public knowledge: moments of pressure and stress taken to the extreme as a result of constant high competition in the most outstanding tournaments in the world. John McEnroe spoke about it and left his point of view on the importance of mental health in sports.

“These kinds of events like the pandemic, this unprecedented event that happens once every 100 years, can be overwhelming. Mental health is the key to everything. All you can do is try to live the best you can“, explained the American winner of 7 Grand Slam titles, according to the testimonies raised by the Tennis World media.

On the other hand, he noted: “I think about myself and I must say that I have often hidden the fact that men should not cry, express anger and show vulnerability. Tennis and all that is changing, these traditions are changing and it’s a slow process“.

It should be remembered that the Japanese, who recently celebrated her 24 years, began to have these types of situations fundamentally after Roland Garros. From then on, their holdings fell dramatically.

In this way, Osaka, currently No. 12 in the WTA, fell several positions in the last time due to its repeated losses from the tournaments. Even in Indian Wells he was not present. At the moment, there are no certainties of when he will have action again on the circuit.


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