Rafael Nadal started his pre-serve ritual in the second set of his match against American Michael Mmoh when a fan started to scream. The exact words involved Nadal's OCD habits with a flair of obscenity. For the limited fans that are allowed at the Australian Open, it absolutely stood out.
A fan just gave Rafa the finger. Look at his reaction: "what, me? " 😂 pic.twitter.com/fY3npCNTrn
— Tennis GIFs 🎾🎥 (@tennis_gifs) February 11, 2021
The fan's middle finger was exposed, which led to the security guard escorting her out of the arena. Many on social media commented that it was the tequila in her cup that was doing the talking.
— New York Post (@nypost) February 11, 2021
Well we got fans back as the sports world desperately wanted. The Australian Open has allowed nearly 50% capacity, and it was reported that an close to 21,000 were in seats on Day 4. Some came for tennis, while others came for the drinks.