It was a good day in Melbourne for Rafael Nadal, who looked like his old self in a straight-sets victory against Australia's James Duckworth in a comeback game after not playing for months due to excruciating pain in his knees.
During the on-court interview after the match, Nadal said: “It's not easy to come back after a lot of months, and especially against a player who's super aggressive.”
But Nadal's greatest highlight came after the game and during the press conference when the Spaniard was answering a reporter's question.
Nada's eyes got stuck on a particular reporter who had dozed off during the press conference and he hinted the rest of the crowd towards the soon-to-be roast victim with a hilarious facial expression.January 14, 2019
Displaying the sharp wit that he commands, Rafa quickly said in a very serious manner: “It's not interesting today” which resulted in everyone ending up having a laughing fit, which woke the poor journalist up very abruptly.
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“I know you were closing your eyes to be more focused on what I was saying,” he commented jokingly to make the situation less embarrassing for the reporter.
Nothing gets past Rafael Nadal!