Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka has revealed she plans to play mixed doubles at Wimbledon and tennis fans believe Nick Kyrgios will be her partner at the Championships.
Osaka and Kyrgios met in March while training together in Los Angeles. After training, Osaka spoke positively of Kyrgios.
Kyrgios returned the favor and also had some nice words to say about Osaka. On Sunday, Osaka suffered an upset loss to Sara Sorribes Tormo in Madrid. After the match, Osaka revealed that her volley is one of the things she is looking to improve on.
He also revealed to reporters his plans to play mixed doubles at Wimbledon.
Osaka: I don’t want to disappoint my partner at Wimbledon.
“So I tried to focus on my net game because I’m going to play mixed doubles at Wimbledon. I know, it’s shocking right? I’m shocked too,” Osaka said, according to Tennis365.
“I don’t want to disappoint the person I’m playing with, because every time I play doubles I always apologize, I’ll try not to be a handicap, if that person sees it and wants to react, they can. but I wouldn’t say with whom.
Isn’t it more fun to check it out when the time is right? I’m sure if you want to guess, you can guess who it is.” Osaka and Kyrgios held a training session in Los Angeles in March.
After the training session, Osaka revealed that she closely watched and analyzed Kyrgios’ movements during his serve. Osaka also revealed that she was approached by Kyrgios after a difficult end to the campaign at US Open 2021.
Speaking of Osaka, Kyrgios called her a great champion. Osaka and Kyrgios certainly hold each other in high regard and it wouldn’t be surprising if they teamed up in mixed doubles at Wimbledon.
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