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Naomi Osaka shows off her new Fortnite avatar-inspired Nike shoes

Naomi Osaka isn’t just known for her high power play; also for his activities off the field. The former world No. 1 has often been heard talking about her love for cartoons and animated video games. Recently, taking her love for video games to the next level, Osaka announced her collaboration with Fortnite. Therefore, she unveiled her in-game avatar on Instagram.

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The former world number 1 celebrated this collaboration with the greatest emotion. However, little did she know that something more was brewing. Yesterday, February 4, the quadruple Grand Slam champion received a pair of bespoke shoes from her textile sponsor Nike. What made shoes so special for Naomi? They were inspired by his look in Fortnite and were the same shoes worn by his in-game avatar.

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Osaka unveils its new Nike shoes

Since yesterday, Osaka has uploaded a number of posts related to its collaboration with Fortnite. However, one story that caught everyone’s attention was his story about his new Nike shoes. Excited about the new shoes, Osaka took to her Instagram, uploading a story. In the storyOsaka showed him some Fortnite-inspired Nike shoes. She captioned the story, “Nike sportswear made me an exact replica of the shoe my character is wearing.”

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However, uploading Instagram Stories wasn’t enough for the 24-year-old. Thrilled by the collaboration, Osaka also uploaded an Instagram post. The post was a collection of photos of Naomi Osaka with her sister Mari Osaka. In the photos, the two sisters posed in front of a huge banner displaying Naomi Osaka’s collaboration with Fortnite. The poster had Osaka in both of her skins (Court Queen and Dark Priestess), coupled with text that read “NAOMI OSAKA x FORTNITE”. However, even in these photos, Osaka opted for her new Nike shoes.

Naomi Osaka in 2022

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Finishing his 2021 season just after his defeat in the 3rd round of the US Open 2021, Naomi Osaka made a comeback in 2022. Being out of the game for four months, Osaka started his 2022 season at WTA 250 Melbourne Summer Set 1. Due to his strong play, Osaka made it through the first three rounds but had to retire before his semi-final match because of an abdominal injury.

Recovering from her injury, Naomi Osaka entered the Australian Open as the 13th seed. Looking to her 3rd title at Melbourne Park, Osaka took a comfortable victory in the first two rounds. However, failing to resist the powerful shots of Amanda Anisimova, Osaka suffered a 3rd round defeat in three sets.

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Being out of the game since then, Osaka is set to return to the WTA 1000 Indian Wells, eyeing her 2nd title there.

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