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Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Naomi Osaka's Olympics hopes dashed by surprising exit

Japanese tennis star says it 'sucks' not to have won a medal

Naomi Osaka was cruising towards a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics before being knocked out in the third round.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Few athletes are lucky enough to see an Olympics held at home once in their lifetime, and only a handful have ever been in a position to compete in the Games, let alone win a medal.

Japan's tennis star Naomi Osaka is one of the fortunate and was favored to win it all before her shocking loss in the third round at the Tokyo Olympics. It was likely one of the titles she wanted most.

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