Rafael Nadal Couldn't Stop Laughing At A 'Drunk' Fan Abusing Him During Australian Open
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Rafael Nadal absolutely lost it when a furious fan started to abuse him during the Australian Open.
The 34-year-old was taking on Michael Mmoh in a second round clash before a female spectator begun hurling expletives his way.
Spanish legend Nadal was getting ready to serve before allegedly being hit with a shout of: "Hurry up, you OCD f**k."
Nadal took a glance up to the crowd and was then hit with a middle finger, before pointing at himself and giving a wry smile.
A fan just gave Rafa the finger. Look at his reaction: "what, me? " :joy: pic.twitter.com/fY3npCNTrn- Tennis GIFs :tennis::movie_camera: (@tennis_gifs) February 11, 2021
A fan has been BOOTED from the match for unsavoury language and flipping the bird to Rafael Nadal! :boom::joy:- Wide World of Sports (@wwos) February 11, 2021
STREAM: https://t.co/7uAf53PWTv #9WWOS #AusOpen #AO2021 pic.twitter.com/jgjv7b1GX2
What is going on. #Nadal pic.twitter.com/qwRVB3aA8W- Tennis GIFs :tennis::movie_camera: (@tennis_gifs) February 11, 2021
Security eventually intervened and ejected the fan following the game's stoppage for a few moments.
The fan wouldn't leave her abuse to just Nadal however, as she then decided to flip off everyone else inside the Rod Laver Arena.
Viewers at home have reacted to the incident and they think Nadal's reaction was priceless.
Again, more proof as to why Nadal is so adored by tennis fans. :joy: #AusOpen #AO2021 https://t.co/3C4f7nXqsO- Jess Furlong (@jessie2321) February 11, 2021
What's wrong with her? You gotta be hateful person to dislike Nadal.- Jess Robertson (@TidoteAnne) February 11, 2021
I mean look at his reactions... :joy: #AusOpen #AO2021 https://t.co/kizpseX8YT
and then 3 aces like nothing happened you love to see it :relieved: https://t.co/sfsvb9LUYa- ana (@iguessitsana) February 11, 2021
It didn't put him off however as he'd quickly pick up an ace and win the set.
As far as his tennis is concerned, Rafa remains unbothered. Unbelievable #Nadal pic.twitter.com/MHeWFMqUWc- Tennis GIFs :tennis::movie_camera: (@tennis_gifs) February 11, 2021
Nadal would go on to win the game and he'll clash with Britain's Cameron Norrie on Saturday.
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