When Rafanatics attack! After Rafael Nadal’s scintillating win over Gael Monfils on Tuesday, a lusty fan rushed the court to celebrate the victory with a kiss. And Rafa didn’t seem to mind so much. Check it out at the 60 second mark – the post match interview with Darren Cahill follows.
Personally, this kind of stuff scares the stuffing out of me – and makes me worry that the players will start playing in cages or behind bulletproof glass. But the unflappable Rafa just laughed it off:
Q. What did you think when the man came out of the stands and came up to you?
RAFAEL NADAL: No, for me it wasn’t the problem. The guy was really nice (laughter.)
Q. Did he say anything?
RAFAEL NADAL: Yes. He was a great fan. He said, I love you, and he kiss me. (laughter.)
Q. Was he speaking Spanish?
RAFAEL NADAL: No, in English, but I understand that. (laughter.)
The New York Times reported that the overzealous Rafanatic was handcuffed and in police custody, pending review. Click here for more.