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When Rafael Nadal set his foot on the tennis court, he set sights on the challenge ahead of him. Nadal is always focused while playing a tennis match and wears an intense expression throughout the match. Although the Spaniard is a friendly and charismatic player outside the court.

Tennis is a sport played with a lot of emotions and seriousness. The fans also like to take a break from all the tense points and matches and enjoy laughing with their favourite players. Hence, just like any other player, Nadal also has got his moments including some top, down, controversial and even funny moments.

Rafael Nadal instruction

When a fan proposed Rafael Nadal
Despite emanating phlegmatic focus, Nadal also sometimes take his time out from the intense matches and lighten the mood of the crowd. His smile can certainly light up any court or any room.

In an otherwise silent player, let’s have look at one of the funny moments when a fan was successful bringing a smile on Nadal’s face, leaving the stadium to laugh their hearts out.

Rafael Nadal with coach

The 19-time Grand Slam champion was playing against Ryan Sweeting in the second round of the 2011 Australian Open when he received a marriage proposal from a fan. The incident happened during the third set with the Mallorcan leading 2 sets to love.

Rafa was ready to receive a service when a fan shouted from the crowd: “Hey Nadal, will you marry?”

Nadal was certainly feeling awkward as he looked bewildered. However, he tried to hide his ineptness with his awkward smile. Nadal’s reaction left the whole stadium burst into laughter. The fangirl would have been delighted to bring a smile on Rafa’s face.

Earlier, tennis legend Steffi Graf had a similar experience on the court. Graf also received a marriage proposal from one of her fans. However, her response was a bit different from Nadal. Her smart reply made everyone break into the laughter. The German responded: “How much money do you have?”

“I Have Never Seen Rafael Nadal With a Beard” – Andrea Petkovic
Rafael Nadal training

The 19-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal is staying indoors at his place in Majorca, Spain due to the coronavirus pandemic. He’s respecting all the preventive measures laid down by the government officials. His country has recorded more than 33,000 coronavirus affected cases as of Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Rafael Nadal was witnessed cooking in his kitchen. “Today it is also time to cook for me and my wife … I hope you are all well and at home taking care of yourself. Strength and lots of encouragement,” he tweeted.

Rafael Nadal sit with coach

However, more than Rafa’s presence in the kitchen, the German tennis player Andrea Petkovic noticed his stubble. She retweet and said, that she has never seen Rafa with a beard and she desperately wants to get back on the professional courts. “I have never seen Rafa with a beard. You guys we need tennis back!” she tweeted.

With the world following the process of quarantine, Petkovic started a new account called “Racquet Book Club.” Over there she discusses literature and the tennis book, String Theory, by her literary hero David Foster Wallace was her first choice.

Rafael Nadal address Spain
A few days ago, World Number two Nadal paid his tribute to the doctors, nurses, and policemen who are risking their lives in their under the lethal circumstance and selflessly doing their duties.

Rafael Nadal greet kids

“I just wanted to send a message to thank, health workers, who are protecting us. All the forces, the civil guard, policemen, army, who is making us feel a bit safer. They are the first line of defense and in the end, they are most at risk. And right now, they are our heroes.”

Rafael Nadal sent his condolences to his compatriots who have lost their loved ones. “I want to send my love to families that are suffering and the ones who have lost their loved ones to the disease,” he shared. And he also advised everyone to stay indoors.

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