It was Australian Open 2019 where Rafael Nadal was playing some phenomenal tennis and reached the finals without dropping a set. Also, that year Nadal stepped into the tournament with his revived serve, and the deadly weapon had withered away the winning hopes of all his opponents until the finals.
After his second-round victory over home favorite Matthew Ebden, Nadal had a hilarious encounter with a spectator in the Rod Laver Arena. Towards the end, Rafa was giggling during the match and apparently, a spectator made him smile. Referring to the same, John McEnroe asked him what made him smile in the middle of the match.
But, before the Spaniard could answer, a boisterous fan interrupted and poured out his love and affection for Rafa. Immediately, McEnroe barged in and said, “quiet, let him answer.”
Soon after, with a priceless smile on his face, Nadal responded to the fan saying: “I don’t know if you drinking some tequilas or what?”
The entire Rod Laver Arena including McEnroe broke into laughter. The fan was on cloud nine after receiving the comment from Rafa.
Other fan interactions of Rafael Nadal
World Number two Nadal has had numerous funny interactions with the crowd especially on the biggest courts of tennis. Once at the Australian Open, a woman from the audience yelled: “Hey Nadal, will you marry?” The entire stadium was boisterous with joy, and Rafa tried his best to control his expressions. But, before he went on to receive the next ball, the lady earned Nadal’s smile.
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Also, at US Open 2009, a fan bounced on the court after Nadal won his match. The fan showered his affection on Rafa by hugging and kissing him. But, later for breaking the rules, the fan was imprisoned.
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