David Blecken
Jun 3, 2019

Nike and Shiseido offer very different depictions of Naomi Osaka

In one spot, the tennis star takes on the media without saying anything; in another, she simply reads a script.

A screenshot from Nike's campaign

You can forgive top-level athletes for wanting to be left alone sometimes. A TV advert by Nike featuring Naomi Osaka currently airing has her asking the media to desist with their often inane questions.

The 21-year-old dropped out of the French Open on Saturday after losing to Katerina Siniakova, and attributed the disappointment partly to stress caused by being the top-seeded player.

But media focus often falls on things unrelated to sporting...

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