“You Drink Some Tequila or What?”: How Rafael Nadal Poked Fun at a Fan

Published 11/12/2021, 10:00 AM EST
WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 1: Rafael Nadal (ESP) speaks with press on Media Day ahead of the 2021 Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center on August 1, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mike Lawrence/ISI Photos/Getty Images)


Over the years, Rafael Nadal has been a favorite amongst fans. The man hailing from Spain has impressed one and all by his sensational ability to produce unrealistic performances on the court. However, not many are aware of one of his unique qualities, his sense of humor. 

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Recently, an old clip of Rafael Nadal surfaced in which he was being interviewed by none other than John McEnroe. This incident occurred during the Australian Open 2019. During the on-court interview, the former American player asked Rafa about a moment that occurred during the match.

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Apparently, a fan asked Nadal for his t-shirt which made the Spaniard laugh during the intense match. So, after the match, Rafa had a question for that particular fan. He asked, “I don’t know if you drink some tequila or what?” When the 13-time French Open champion said that, it got the audience and McEnroe himself in splits of laughter. 

Rafael Nadal cruised initially in Melbourne in 2019 

Reflecting on the Australian Open 2019, Nadal had a fantastic event until he reached the final. He won his first six matches without dropping a single set. However, things came to a halt when he was beaten by Djokovic in the final. 

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Coming to tennis this season, Rafa was eliminated in the semifinal of the French Open by the World No. 1 player. After that, he was seen in Washington but lost in the initial rounds. He had yet not recovered fully from the foot injury he suffered during his stint in Paris. 

WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 05: Rafael Nadal of Spain waves to the crowd after losing a match to Lloyd Harris of South Africa on Day 6 during the Citi Open at Rock Creek Tennis Center on August 5, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

The 20-time Grand Slam winner then decided to end his season in order to recover fully and be fit for the upcoming 2022 season. We wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him get back to winning ways as soon as possible. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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