Thanasi Kokkinakis revealed that he believed Rafael Nadal sent him a text message in the wake of his withdrawal, in a classy gesture, even though the Aussie did not see Rafa before his withdrawal.
“I didn’t see him. I was just in the doctor room having an ultrasound and then I made the call,” he said.
“I think he actually just sent me a message though.
“I got a message from a ‘Rafael’. I was like ‘who? I don’t know this person’.
“And then it actually dawned. That’s nice of him. I haven’t read it fully yet but if it is him, hopefully, it is not some troll. But if it is him I appreciate that and I wish him all the best for the tournament.”