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Oct182018

Ellen DeGeneres helps U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka land a date with Michael B. Jordan

Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Essence(LOS ANGELES) -- U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka scored a date with Creed star Michael B. Jordan, thanks to a little matchmaking by Ellen DeGeneres.

The talk show host wished the 21-year-old tennis pro a happy birthday on Twitter by posting a shirtless photo of Jordan on her Twitter feed.

"Happy birthday," she wrote on Tuesday, Osaka's birthday. "I got you a present."

Osaka had previously shared with DeGeneres that she had a crush on the Black Panther star when she appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show back in September.  The appearance came after Osaka beast Serena Williams during a controversial match in the U.S. Open Women's Final.

After Ellen posted the photo,  the tennis pro was mortified and asked the talk show host to block her -- but Ellen's move ended up getting the attention of none other than Jordan. 

The actor posted another shirtless photo, and declared, "This one is better and more recent."  He then invited Osaka to the premiere of Creed II as a belated birthday present.

A surprised Osaka tweeted, "LOL what is going on," but was happy to accept Jordan's offer. "If you're serious I would totally want to go," she wrote.

Ellen, who was clearly enjoying her handiwork, then tweeted, "You're welcome, Naomi."

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