Naomi Osaka credits father for guiding her after split with coaches

Last Updated: Oct 01 2019 18:57
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TENNIS- Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has credited her father for guiding her after she parted ways with two coaches.

The 21-year-old Japanese has dispensed with two coaches this year and her father, Leonard Francois, is currently guiding her. The combination seems to be working as Naomi recently won her first Pan Pacific title on home soil.

“It feels like it took me back a little bit because he’s always been around, but he’s been in the shadows for the most part,” said the two-time Grand Slam champion.

“I would say he is a person that knows my game the most.

“He’s the person that knows the trigger words, whether good or bad. Definitely it’s been very nostalgic. I think we’re getting along good.”