Rafael Nadal stopped a tennis match and the reason is heartwarming
There is always high drama on a tennis court. Victories and losses are always dramatic and moments of high emotion for players and spectators alike. Take Rafael Nadal for instance. The Spaniard is one of the toughest competitors’ on ATP circuits and grand slam tournaments. He is a tough cookie to face and he is the very epitome of focus while out there slamming his aces on the court.
But what surprised the crowd recently during a Rafael Nadal match was the tennis superstar’s commendable actions that have been captured on video. Rafael Nadal stopped a match just so a woman could find her daughter lost in the crowd.
1 A heartwarming incident in Majorca moved the entire crowd
Rafael Nadal may seem hard on court, but at heart he is a generous and kind hearted human being. An incident occurred in Majorca which incidentally happens to be the hometown of Rafa as he is fondly known. During a doubles exhibition match against none other than John Mcnroe and Carlos Moya Rafael was interrupted with a lot of crying and screaming coming from the stands. A woman who was a mother apparently was in tears crying that she had lost her little daughter.
2 Rafael the chivalrous hero then steps in
Rafael was just about to serve when the woman’s cries interrupted him. The Mom was shouting out to her daughter and that touched Rafa deeply. This man didn’t throw a tantrum to because of the interruption to his game. He instead stopped playing. Rafael Nadal stopped a match just to help this woman find her daughter.
3 He orders a court search
Rafael then conducted a thorough stadium search for the girl who was found. The union of Mother and daughter became the highlight of that match much to the joy of spectators who erupted in applause. With Mom and daughter reunited, Rafael resumed the game.
4 Applause and respect for Nadal
I don’t need to explain who won, Rafa of course by 3-6, 6-3, 10-8. But more than winning the game, when Rafael Nadal stopped the match, he won the admiration and love of the entire crowd for his noble deed. This is exactly the reason way Rafael Nadal is so well respected and loved on the tennis circuit. Hats off to you Rafa!!! Watch the moving video.