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Osaka beats Rogers to reach U.S. Open semifinals

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Too easy! Well done Naomi-chan, thats sweet revenge. That Final with Williams is now almost inevitable, and Williams must be getting worried right about now!

Naomi-chan says his name for justice : George Floyd.

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Keep going Naomi

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I watched the match. Naomi played, solid, confident tennis. I'm happy she had the wisdom to withdraw from last week's match when she felt a hamstring twinge. Best to rest and have the best therapy available for the NY Open. She's sensible and dedicated.

Her next opponent, Jennifer Brady, will be a difficult challenge. I certainly hope Naomi prevails. I also doubt that Serena is worried. She never worries.

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Well done Naomi! A true role model and inspiration.

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Ganbare Naomi, we stand with you!

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Wake me up when she eventually plays someone of significance.

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They all have an awesome following. In world-building footballers, cricketers, tennis stars, rugby heroes, golfers and athletes are yet to do justice to their enormous potential.

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The 2019 Australian Open champion is wearing different masks honoring victims of racial injustice and police brutality throughout the tournament.

Naomi chan, can you spare a little something for the holocaust taking place in China - its close to home since you are “japanese”.

If youre too busy to make a verbal statement or a tweet, how about wearing a mask with “Uigur” printed on it?

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Wake me up when she eventually plays someone of significance.

The elephant in the room. Im glad someone finally said it.

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Naomi chan, can you spare a little something for the holocaust taking place in China - its close to home since you are “japanese”.

Makes sense since she isn’t Chinese or Uighur.

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Makes sense since she isn’t Chinese or Uighur.

Neither am I. So that means I cant have concerns or an opinion on it?

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Naomi chan, can you spare a little something for the holocaust taking place in China - its close to home since you are “japanese”.

What's with the inverted commas?

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Makes sense since she isn’t Chinese or Uighur

You might like to explain your reasoning/“logic” here.

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You might like to explain your reasoning/“logic” here.

You might want to stay on topic and stop trying to undermine what she is doing.

If you want to protest against China go for it.

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You might want to stay on topic and stop trying to undermine what she is doing.

Im completely on topic. Naomi chan’s political activism is mentioned in the article. Why so keen to change the subject?

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Im completely on topic. Naomi chan’s political activism is mentioned in the article. Why so keen to change the subject?

She's picked a cause close to her heart, am sure it doesn't mean she doesn't care about people being sent to concentration camps, whether in China or the US.

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Too easy !? Settle down there champ.

Don’t forget that 6 of the top ten players are absent.

She’s been playing Nancy Nobodies all week

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Then why not a simple statement from her, or a word printed on a mask? Why the exclusivity? Why the utter SILENCE on the genocide in China? I wouldnt ask, but shes chosen to enter the political activist arena so its a fair question.

No activist in the history of activism is an activist for every cause - they pick and choose their battles

For example, even the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. didn't say anything about the plight of Tibetans, despite him being familiar with South Asia and the Indian subcontinent

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Osaka v. Williams 2 would be great to watch. BLM, you bet! Say their names, yep! Armchair coaches, critics, fans, not fans, athletes, non-athletes, for, against....go for it! I'm guessing Osaka and Williams are not so thin skinned. Win, loose or draw...they have given the sporting world great entertainment and timely voices.

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Osaka I still support you.

Please stay away from political issues in another country like BLM in the USA.

You've been very vocal including boycotting a game because of what happened in America to a black person, but not Asian people??

Your half Japanese half black, but you've been mute, silent, ignored the thousands of attacks on Asian people in 2020 because of the Pandemic coming from Wuhan/East Asia. This attacks are happening in U.S.A and worldwide. Some support for Asians, some support for your Japanese side would be nice as well Osaka.

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ReasonandWisdomNippon,

Excellent post.

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