Ultimately, it could fall to a court to determine whether skipping a press conference in 2021 is the equivalent of using a golf cart. Legal experts and player representatives say sports bodies may need to alter athlete requirements that don’t directly relate to on-court or on-field competition—especially professional sports leagues, which unlike golf or tennis tours, are actually athletes’ employers.
Source When tennis star Naomi Osaka said she would skip a post-match press conference, citing depression and anxiety—and then withdrew from the French Open—she raised a new question that extends to all professional sports: What sort of adjustments should be made for mental health?
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