An interesting incident occurred during Rafael Nadal’s second round match against Michael Mmoh as a furious and foul-mouthed woman was seen showing the middle finger to the Spaniard and ranting at him. The incident happened just as he was preparing to serve when the woman who had clearly consumed a lot of alcohol shouted “Hurry up, you OCD f***“.
The crowd who where amused at first attempted to stop her by talking loudly and making noise to drown out her volume. She was then escorted out of the stadium after she showed the middle finger. The incident did not distract Nadal one bit as he raced to a 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 win over his opponent to make his way to the third round.
Rafael Nadal reacts post-match
Following the conclusion of the match, Rafael Nadal was asked about the incident and he said, “I don’t know what happened. Maybe she took in too much gin or tequila. Honestly it was strange situation, but funny at the same time. Sometimes there is people for everything around the world. It’s funny somebody doing the finger to me. I was surprised, yes, but at the same time was thinking: ‘Poor girl.’ Because probably she was drunk or something like this.”
Nadal will face Cameron Norrie of Great Britain in the third round of the Australian Open in his quest to get past Roger Federer and clinch his 21st Grand Slam.