Naomi Osaka, the Dalai Lama and Ellen James Walk into a Bar in Tokyo

They sit at a reserved table in the quiet section.  As they must.  The bartender recognizes them.  He  hands his waiter a glass of Saki and a mug of Sapporo beer.  He tells the waiter to give the glass of Saki to whoever at the table has the most promising future as a professional tennis player.  He tells the waiter to give the beer to the person who has the second most promising future as a professional tennis player.  As for the third-place finisher, he tells the waiter to give that person free advice of the waiter’s choosing. Unknown to …

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