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Defending champion Rafael Nadal will miss the US Open amid a pandemic

By The Associated Press. 13 seconds ago Defending champion Rafael Nadal will skip the US Open due to the coronavirus pandemic, putting on hold his attempt to match Roger Federer's men's record for Grand Slam titles. Nadal explained his decision. in a series of tweets sent in Spanish and English on Tuesday. "The situation is very complicated around the world, COVID-19 cases are increasing, it seems that we still have no control," wrote Nadal. The 34-year-old Spaniard said participation in the tournament scheduled to begin on August 31 in New York is "a decision I never wanted to make," but added that "he would rather not travel." "Rafa is one of the best champions in our sport and we support his decision," said US Open tournament director Stacey Allaster. RELA...
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Naomi Osaka slams critics of her swimsuit photos

Japanese two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka tweeted on July 26 that she’s “creeped out” by critics and fans who are commenting on social media photos where Osaka is in a bathing suit.Osaka has millions of followers and has become one of the most marketable names in women’s tennis — netting an estimated $37 million last year, setting a record for female athletes.But accolades aside, it seems that people can’t accept Osaka as a 22-year-old who wears a bathing suit to a pool.I just wanna say it’s creeping me out how many people are commenting @ me to maintain my “innocent image” and “don’t try to be someone your not”. You don’t know me, I’m 22, I wear swimsuits to the pool. Why do you feel like you can comment on what I can wear?— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@naomiosaka) July 26,...