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Old Jun 11th, 2019, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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Rumor: Did Osaka Drop Bajin Because Of His Romance With Another Player?

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Last night during a phone conversation with a veteran professional coach and hitting partner, a bombshell was dropped randomly about the real reason WTA no. 1 Naomi Osaka discontinued her association with coach Sascha Bajin two weeks after winning the Australian Open earlier this year.

This source has never failed me once and never shared false information. He has connections to current players and access to the inside world of the WTA and ATP. I can assure you this source has no motive to deceive or spread false information.

So here’s what he said, “The real reason Osaka fired Bajin is because his girlfriend is a 19 year old player in the WTA.”

The logical assumption is that the boss and best player in the world was not super comfortable with her coach dividing loyalties to her own career and the tennis career of his girlfriend. A perfect case of conflicts of interest.

“It makes perfect sense, that explains it,” said one long time tennis journalist when asked for his thoughts of the rumor/bombshell revelation. “I saw her press conference when she said it was definitely not about money. She said it twice.”

Back in February, Osaka talked about her reasons for releasing Bajin.

“It was kind of brewing in Australia. I think some people could see that if they saw how we interacted. I would not want to split on really bad terms. I’m not going to say anything bad about him because, of course, I’m really grateful for all the things he’s done. During the Australian Open, I was just trying to tell myself to get through it. I’m not sure, but I think you guys noticed.”

It makes perfect sense for Osaka to be concerned that her own coach, who she is paying a hefty salary, would be romantically involved with another player who she could one day meet on the tennis court in a pro match. Exactly where would Bajin’s devote his loyalties in such a scenario?

And it makes perfect sense for Osaka and Bajin to not reveal the details of what really happened. The public does not need to know all the details of the personal lives of Osaka and Bajin and the mystery player.

I’m not sure what to believe. Anything is possible in the tennis world. Perhaps at Wimbledon the media will ask Osaka and Bajin, who now coaches Kiki Mladenovic, for their comments on this rumor.



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Old Jun 11th, 2019, 09:01 PM
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Bajin with a woman

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Logical move by Naomi considering its highly competitive world and that girl can be future rival to her.
And her coach being boyfriend of her possible rival doesn't sounds good for the player. Because in the end he is her possible rival's bf and the secrets and strategies will get revealed. So if the article is true, then Naomi did the right logical and practical thing a player should do.
Imagine having a match between the two girls?!? Its was obvious for Naomi to take this call!
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Jealousy much?
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Bajin with a woman
He's actually had girlfriend(s?) before. Shocking but true.

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He's actually had girlfriend(s?) before. Shocking but true.
That does surprise me But I guess it's fairly common. Kind of hard to believe he has one now but who knows?
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It doesn't fit Osaka's cryptic remarks about not sacrificing happiness for success, which suggest that keeping Bajin as coach would have been good for Naomi's career, if it wasn't going to make her miserable. I'd like to see some evidence that Sascha is dating a 19 year old tennis player, such as her name and a picture of Bajin hanging out with the player.
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There isn't many 19 years old players on WTA. Vondrusova, Yastremska, Zhuk?
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People's obsession with other people sexuality is hilarious

Yes, Bajin had girlfriends before.

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Re: Rumor: Did Osaka Drop Bajin Because Of His Romance With Another Player?

I don't buy this at all, but for the sake of gossip let's say this is true. Who would that girl be? Surely someone in the top 100 which leaves with only Vondrousova and Yastremska. Can't see them dating Bajin.
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There isn't many 19 years old players on WTA. Vondrusova, Yastremska, Zhuk?
All 3, I think.
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Re: Rumor: Did Osaka Drop Bajin Because Of His Romance With Another Player?

It all fits. And then the next logical question is if jealousy was a factor also. Didn't seem like Osaka had romantic feelings for Bajin, unlike Serena and Vika. Gosh, you have to wonder how much longer the extremely public union of GEMS life is going to last. They are practically giving tennis fans a spycam into everything they do.
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It all fits. And then the next logical question is if jealousy was a factor also. Didn't seem like Osaka had romantic feelings for Bajin, unlike Serena and Vika. Gosh, you have to wonder how much longer the extremely public union of GEMS life is going to last. They are practically giving tennis fans a spycam into everything they do.

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I don't buy this at all, but for the sake of gossip let's say this is true. Who would that girl be? Surely someone in the top 100 which leaves with only Vondrousova and Yastremska. Can't see them dating Bajin.
to make it more plausible, maybe it is someone who was then 19 and in these last months turned 20? just to make the pool slightly bigger.
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Re: Rumor: Did Osaka Drop Bajin Because Of His Romance With Another Player?

So, I went to his Instagram, checked the following list, found only Sofya Zhuk. She is also his follower.

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