A rowdy spectator was ejected from Rod Laver Arena after trying to disrupt Rafael Nadal’s serve at the Australian Open.
The woman repeatedly shouted out as Rafa went through his service routine, then aimed a middle-finger gesture at the court after being reprimanded by the umpire.
Rafa was asked during his post-match interview whether he knew the person who flipped him the bird.
“No, and honestly I don’t want to know,” the 20-time Grand Slam champion said with a laugh.
He later told reporters:
“Maybe she took too much gin or tequila. I don’t know. But honestly it was a strange situation, but, yeah, funny at the same time.
“You know, sometimes there is people for everything around the world. Somebody doing the finger to me… I don’t know the reason. I was surprised, yes, but at the same time was thinking, ‘Poor girl.’ Because probably she was drunk or something like this.”
It was later reported that she was shouting insults to our champ after taking offence at the length of his service routine.