Once in lifetime athlete, she will change the game: Mahesh Bhupathi after Naomi Osaka wins US Open 2020 title
Naomi Osaka is special: Players, legends react to world No. 9's US Open title win
- Sep 13, 2020
After world number 9 Naomi Osaka clinched the 2020 US Open title on Saturday, NBA great LeBron James, Indian tennis legend Mahesh Bhupati and others took to social media congratulate the 22-year-old.
US Open 2020 women's singles champion Naomi Osaka (AP Image)HIGHLIGHTSNaomi Osaka won her 3rd Grand Slam title after losing the first set 1-6LeBron James congratulated Naomi Osaka for a "great comeback"Mahesh Bhupati said that Osaka is an once in a lifetime athlete
Naomi Osaka on Saturday, became the first women's tennis player in 26 years to win the US Open final after dropping a set. Osaka, who became the US Open 2020 women's singles champion, defeated former world number Victoria Azaenka 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.
The scoreline might show Osaka at the receiving end in only the first set but life was not easy for her in the two sets she won as well. Azarenka gave it her all in the quest to win her first Grand Slam title after 2013 but Osaka made a comeback to remember for ages. She played tennis of highest level when everything was at stake.
The resilience from the 22-year-old after losing the first set and trailing 0-2 in the second has stunned fans and greats of the tennis as well as other sports across the world.
NBA great LeBron James, tennis legend Billie Jean King, Indian tennis legend Mahesh Bhupati, retired Indian tennis player Somdev Devvarman, Osaka's compatriot Kei Nishikori took to Twitter to praise Japanese world number 9.
Mahesh Bhupati came up with one of the most biggest appreciations for Osaka, calling her a once in a lifetime athlete who will change the sports.
Let's have a look at some of the congratulatory tweets for the 3-time Grand Slam champion:
GREAT COMEBACK!! Congrats @naomiosaka!— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 12, 2020
Naomi Osaka is special— Somdev Devvarman (@SomdevD) September 12, 2020
@naomiosaka https://t.co/agyA5XqlFn— Kei Nishikori (@keinishikori) September 12, 2020
You get the feeling that @naomiosaka is one of those once in a lifetime athletes who will change the game!!! #champion #USOpen #gamechanger— Mahesh Bhupathi (@Maheshbhupathi) September 12, 2020
Congratulations to @naomiosaka, the 2020 @usopen women’s singles champion!
A tremendous Final by both players, with incredible effort by @vika7.
Our sport just keeps getting better! #USOpen https://t.co/FEKZlfE3cX— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) September 12, 2020
Fighting all the way, congratulations on winning your third Slam @naomiosaka. There will be many more. https://t.co/Ru1lZoaRCq— Rod Laver (@rodlaver) September 12, 2020
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