Shirtless Rafael Nadal Attacked by Man Wanting Kiss at US Open
Following his win last night over Gael Monfils, a male fan ran on to the court to hug and kiss Rafael Nadal as he stood changing. The man was arrested immediately, as he should have been.
Nadal was graacious following the incident: "For me it wasn’t a problem. The guy was really nice. He was a great fan. He said, ‘I love you,’ and he kiss me.”
The NYT reports: "Nadal had just removed his shirt and was preparing for an on-court interview when the man suddenly emerged with a camera to approach him. Thirty minutes after the match, the police had a man in custody, and they handcuffed him to the bleachers alongside Court 5. A United States Tennis Association spokesman said the incident was being reviewed, as were on-court security procedures."
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