Australian Open

Awkward ... McEnroe talks about seeing Nadal NAKED!

2019-01-25 11:21
Rafael Nadal (AP)
Rafael Nadal (AP)

Cape Town - Television commentator and former tennis great John McEnroe fired off a verbal foot fault in his on-court interview with 2019 Australian Open finalist Rafael Nadal, telling Rod Laver Arena on Thursday he'd seen the Spaniard NUDE.

According to the Stuff website, Nadal had just destroyed Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 6-4, 6-0 in just an hour and 46 minutes to reach his fifth Australian Open final, when he was victim of the bizarre McEnroe interview.

"I'm going to make some people jealous here," McEnroe said.

"I've got to be honest, at the end of the second set I had to take a quick bathroom break.

"I was finishing taking this very quick bathroom break when all of a sudden I started to walk out and I saw a naked Rafael Nadal in the bathroom."

Nadal, 32, was intrigued enough to ask the American tennis legend for his impression.

"I thought to myself, that looks a lot like my body. No. Absolutely lying about that," McEnroe said.

"I said to myself, I wish I had a body like that."

McEnroe is a seven-time Grand Slam winner, while Nadal will be seeking his 18th Major win in Sunday's final in Melbourne.


Read News24’s Comments Policy


When all is said and done, who of the 'Big 3' in men's tennis ends their career with the most Grand Slams?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.