“The Tokyo Olympics, I’ve waited almost eight years for it, because I didn’t make it in Rio,” Osaka said of the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. “I felt that everyone started asking me about the Tokyo Olympics every year from that point on, so I’m very sad about how I did there, but also a little happy that I didn’t lose in the first round as well because I have not played.”
Daugherty soon asked his question. “You’re not crazy for hanging out with us, especially in this form,” he said. “Yet you have many external interests that are served by a media platform. I guess my question is, how do you balance the two?”
Osaka hesitated and asked Daugherty, “When you say I’m not crazy about hanging out with you, what does that refer to?”
Daugherty replied, “Well, you said you don’t really like the format of the press conference, but that obviously seems to be the most common way to communicate with the media and through the media with the public.”
Osaka began to answer and spoke gently. “I would say that the occasion, such as when the press conferences are to be held, is the most difficult in my opinion,” she said, referring to their timing before taking several long breaks and then a chance of the press conference moderator to move. declined. on to the next question.
She asked Daugherty to repeat his question. “I can only speak for myself,” she said. “But since I was younger, I’ve had a lot of media attention for me, and I think it’s because of my background and how I play, because first and foremost I’m a tennis player. That’s why a lot of people are interested in me, so I’d say I’m very different from a lot of people in that regard. And I can’t help it that there are some things that I tweet or some things that I say that lead to a lot of news articles or things like that.”
Osaka said she was “not really sure how to balance the two” and told Daugherty that she “invented it at the same time as you.”