Andy Murray tells Naomi Osaka she has ‘to have the ability to tolerate’ hecklers after she was lowered to TEARS by a spectator shouting ‘you suck’ at her throughout Indian Wells defeat

  • Naomi Osaka misplaced in straight units to Veronika Kudermetova at Indian Wells
  • She was left upset when a spectator shouted ‘Naomi, you suck’ at her
  • Andy Murray says heckling is one thing tennis gamers should ignore  

Andy Murray says tennis gamers have needed to study to be ready for hecklers after Naomi Osaka was lowered to tears by crowd taunts in her Indian Wells defeat by  Veronika Kudermetova.

The 24-year-old Osaka, who took day out of the 2021 season to take care of her psychological well being, was upset by a crowd member shouting ‘Naomi, you suck’.

She complained to the umpire and went on to lose the match 6-0, 6-4. She even requested the umpire if she might use their microphone to handle the gang at one second within the match.

‘I’ve to talk to my supervisor. What do you need to say?’ the chair umpire responded.

‘I simply need to say one thing,’ Osaka replied. ‘I am not going to curse. I do not curse. It is simply weighing on my coronary heart.’

Nevertheless, the chair umpire – who elected to speak by the emotional scenario with the WTA Tour supervisor Claire Wooden – denied Osaka’s request to handle the gang. She stated giving a microphone to a participant throughout a match was unprecedented.

Andy Murray, pictured with Naomi Osaka after a practice session in 2018, has told her she has to learn to tolerate hecklers during her tennis matches

Andy Murray, pictured with Naomi Osaka after a follow session in 2018, has informed her she has to study to tolerate hecklers throughout her tennis matches

Osaka was reduced to tears by a heckler during Saturday night's Indian Wells defeat

Osaka was lowered to tears by a heckler throughout Saturday evening’s Indian Wells defeat

The 24-year-old (left) lost to Veronika Kudermetova (right) in the Indian Wells tournament

The 24-year-old (left) misplaced to Veronika Kudermetova (proper) within the Indian Wells event

‘It is a troublesome one,’ Murray stated, after his defeat within the event to Alexander Bublik. ‘I’ve typically thought watching sure sports activities, I would not say I’ve typically seen it masses in tennis – I do know it is occurred however I do not suppose it is that frequent in tennis – but when I watch a soccer match and a participant’s going to take a throw-in or a nook kick and the gang are simply hurling insults at these people, I all the time suppose like, , how’s that allowed? You possibly can’t do this.

‘When you’re doing that to somebody whenever you’re strolling down the road or in some other kind of work atmosphere, that is clearly not tolerated.

‘I’ve performed in sure atmospheres as properly myself in tennis, like Davis Cup atmospheres, away from house, particularly the place the environment’s intense, and typically issues are stated and it is not that snug.

Murray said that sometimes players are forced to play in situations that are uncomfortable

Murray stated that typically gamers are pressured to play in conditions which are uncomfortable

Murray insisted that heckling isn't ok - just something that players have to learn to cope with

Murray insisted that heckling is not okay – simply one thing that gamers should study to deal with

‘The folks that come to observe, clearly you need them to be there and supporting the gamers and never making it harder for them. I do not know, however it’s additionally one thing that is all the time simply form of been a part of sports activities as properly.

‘When you go and watch a basketball match, for instance, and a participant’s taking free throws, I’d say like nearly each basketball match I have been to one of many gamers has been heckled by the gang as properly, and while it’s improper for these people to be doing it, the athletes should form of be used to that as properly or have the ability to take care of that too, regardless that it is not nice.

‘So, I really feel for Naomi, that clearly it upset her lots, however it’s all the time been one thing that is been a part of sport as properly. So you need to be ready for that in some methods and have the ability to tolerate it as a result of it does occur commonly throughout all sports activities.’