One of the most amiable tennis players on the tour Rafael Nadal has had numerous amusing encounters with the spectators, fellow professionals, and journalists. He’s widely loved by tennis fans, and often fans yell, ‘love you, Rafa!’
During Australian Open 2011 one of the journalists in the press conference room asked Nadal, does he finds it distracting when everybody is calling out, ‘I love you, Rafa?’ The Spaniard replied: “No, I feel fantastic.”
The reporter continued to ask him, does he dampen everything and just concentrates on his game. Rafa refused again and with a smile, he said: “No, I heard everything. But is nice.”
Everyone finds Rafa’s perfect fitness and his beefed-up body alluring. Referring to the same, the reporter continued to ask: “What about when the girls whistle at you and take pictures of you when you’re changing your shirt?”
It seems that Nadal really enjoys all the attention given to him. He is pleased by all the love which is poured onto him by the spectators. As with a priceless expression, Rafa replied: “That’s a very good feeling.” Following Rafa’s answer, the press conference room broke into laughter.
WATCH: Expressions of Rafael Nadal
Presently, World Number two Rafael Nadal is home-quarantining in his residence in Mallorca, Spain. Until May, he did not touch a racquet since the cancelation of Indian Wells‘ tournament. But now with Spain easing down the lockdown regulations, Nadal is back on the practice courts.
However, the tour is put on halt until July 13, 2020. North American hard-court summer season that starts usually in mid-July, is highly unlikely to get underway this year.
In 2020, Nadal led his Team Spain into the finals of ATP Cup and he was the quarter finalist at Australian Open. Before the tennis season was interrupted, Nadal won an ATP 500 title in Acapulco.