A fun story is emerging from Rafael Nadal’s routine 61, 62 win over Marinko Matosevic today at the Rolex Monte Carlo Masters. According to TennisTv commentator Nick Lester, at the 5-2 changeover in the second set Matosevic knocked over Nadal’s water bottles.
We’ve been waiting for someone to do it, and apparently Matosevic did! Finally!
Just had a chat with Ash Fisher who confirmed that Matosevic did kick Rafa’s water bottles over at 52 in 2nd,said RN took it in good humour.
— Nick Lester (@nicklester) April 17, 2013
In the video below, you can’t see the Australian actually kick the bottles, but you do see a smile from Nadal as he sits in his chair and also a glance from Matosevic. It seems to be a light-hearted moment for both players. So no ill will between the two.
If I can find any conclusive video/evidence I will post along with quotes from the players regarding this topic. For now you will have to move ahead to the 1:00 hour mark to see the alleged incident:
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