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The Australian Open does not stop receiving bad news, first the controversy with Novak Djokovic and now the injury of Naomi Osaka, who retired injured due to abdominal discomfort when he had qualified for the Quarterfinals of the Melbourne Summer Set. In this way, the first major tournament of the year keeps the participation of its two kings hanging by a thread.
Osaka, beat the German Andrea Petkovic in a convincing way with a score of 6-1 and 7-5 to advance to the Quarterfinals to face the Russian Veronika Kudermetova in order to reaffirm his candidacy in defense of his championship.
However, the Japanese announced her retirement early this Saturday through her personal Twitter account. Thus, Kudermetova now it will collide with another of the favorites, Simona Halep.
Now, the 24-year-old tennis player and number 13 of the Ranking WTA You must rest 100% and if you are in full condition, you will not hesitate to return to the fields of Melbourne to reign once again on Australian soil and thus continue to climb positions in the Ranking.
Lastly, Osaka was not playing an official tournament afterl US Open in September, as he decided to take a real break for personal reasons. Although, many international media point out that the main reason was his mental health.
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