Tennis legend Rafael Nadal was recently left in stitches by a drunk fan who hurled profanities towards him during a tennis match.
Nadal, 34, was taking on Michael Mmoh in a crunch match when he spotted a female supporter hurling all sorts of expletives at him.
While preparing to make a serve, Nadal’s ears caught the fan saying something to the effect of, “”Hurry up, you OCD f**k.”
He immediately glanced up to the crowd and it didn’t take long for him to see the lady behind the profanities.
Instead of cowering after being spotted by the tennis star, the woman took her opportunity as she hit Nadal with the middle finger.
Nadal laughing it off as the lady gets ejected. pic.twitter.com/qlRzRm14Vq
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Nadal’s reaction showed some class as he pointed to himself as if to ask whether it was he who was on the receiving end of the insults, before he burst out laughing.
At least he saw the funny side to it all.
Moments later, security intervened and ejected the woman as the game had to be paused for a few minutes.
Speaking after the game Nadal admitted the incident was bizarre but still laughable.
“Maybe she had too much gin or tequila. I don’t know,” he said.
“Honestly it was strange situation, but funny at the same time,”
The incident at the Rod Laver Arena didn’t put Nadal off, however as he quickly picked himself up and won the set.
He went on to win the game and set up a clash with Cameron Norrie on Saturday, February 13.