Andy Murray and Judy Murray Support Naomi Osaka’s Decision in Racial Injustice Protest

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Naomi Osaka has withdrawn her name from the Western and Southern Open 2020. She was to play semifinals in the ongoing event in New York. Moreover, tennis governing bodies canceled all the matches on Thursday ahead of the protest against racial injustice. 

The Cincinnati Open 2020 organizers stated, “As a sport, tennis is collectively taking a stance against racial inequality and social injustice that once again has been thrust to the forefront in the United States.”

They also added, “The USTA, ATP Tour, and WTA have decided to recognize this moment in time by pausing tournament play at the Western and Southern Open on Thursday, August 27. Play will resume on Friday, August 28.”

Besides,  Noami Osaka who has only two matches remaining to become a champion at the event has decided to boycott her semi-final match followed by Jacob Blake was shot by police. 

A Haiti and Japanese tennis star wrote on her twitter handle, “I was scheduled to play in the semi-finals match tomorrow. However, before I am an athlete, I am a black woman. And as a black woman, I feel there are more important things that need to pay attention to, than just watching me play tennis.”

She also went to say, “Watching the continuous genocide of people at the hands of police is making me sick in my stomach. I am extremely tired of having the same conversation again and again.”

Andy Murray’s Instagram Story and Judy Murray’s Tweet in Support  to Osaka

Read More: Western and Southern Open 2020 Thursday Matches Cancelled After Naomi Osaka Boycott


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