Naomi Osaka, who gave up going to Roland-Garros after boycotting the media and talking about her mental health, is the subject of a docu-series that will air on Netflix in July 2021.
Accustomed to successful sports series (“Formula 1: Drive To Survive”, “The Last Dance” and many others), Netflix will release a docu-series on tenniswoman Naomi Osaka, currently world number one and at heart news after his withdrawal from Roland-Garros. The platform had announced the development of the project in February 2020 but filming began long before, in August 2019. It will stretch until the release of the three episodes scheduled for the week of July 13, two days after the end of Wimbledon (June 28 – July 11) and in full preparation of the Japanese star for the Olympics.
The documentary could therefore contain the big news that currently surrounds the world number 1. The latter has indeed withdrawn from Roland-Garros after the controversy sparked by its boycott of the media. Sanctioned by a fine after snubbing the press after her victory in the first round of the French Grand Slam, she finally withdrew to put an end to the debate while highlighting her mental flaws.
“I never wanted to be a source of distraction and I accept the fact that my timing was not ideal and that my message could have been clearer, Osaka acknowledged in a long post on his Twitter account. again, I will never trivialize mental health or use the term lightly.The truth is that I have suffered from long bouts of depression since the US Open in 2018 and had a hard time doing it. face.”
Djokovic in support
Naomi Osaka also explained that she felt “vulnerable and anxious” upon arriving in Paris. “I thought it was better to take care of myself and not attend the press conferences, she justified. I announced it in a preventive way because I feel that the rules are partly outdated and I wanted to point that out. Anyone who knows me knows I’m an introvert, and anyone who’s seen me at tournaments will have noticed that I often wear headphones because it helps alleviate my social anxiety. ” It has since received the support of many players, including Novak Djokovic, and the four Grand Slams. The sequence promises to be eagerly awaited in the Netflix docu.