I was courtside when Naomi Osaka won her first tour-level women’s championship. I was there when my son who was a few years older than Osak woman won the awards presentation at the stadium. I tried, in my boomer-dad way, to describe what she would say when she won the awards presentation. I was attending her press conferences for a week. She might get a little goofy, like some gnome, even. I soon found out I hadn’t been getting it. She laughed awkwardly and turned her back to the microphone once or twice. This speech is probably going to be the worst speech of all time. They were enthralled. Totally. Nadia once demonstrated the kind of mental toughness that many young tennis players show and by doing so added to her legend. The struggle she had with her off-court persona and her on-court tenacity can be described as her aura.