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#pounditThursday, January 20, 2022

Rafael Nadal gave himself a shiner with the French Open trophy (Video)

Good thing Rafael Nadal doesn’t play hockey. If he did and he won a Stanley Cup, I would hate to see what type of damage he could do with that massive piece of hardware. Nadal defeated world No. 1 Novak Djokovic on Monday to win the French Open for the seventh time in his career. He continued his dominance on clay surfaces but seemed a bit out of synch after the match when he was celebrating with the Coupe des Mousquetaires (the French Open trophy). Check out this video that Busted Racquet shared with us. Skip ahead to the 1:40 mark for the good stuff:

As you can see, Nadal accidentally bumped himself in the cheek with the trophy. When John McEnroe asked the champ if the shiner that was starting to show on his face was painful, he gave the following response: “No, I’m too happy.”

Longtime LBS readers can tell you that we have a constantly growing list of celebration injuries here on the site. However, this is the first time we have featured someone smacking himself in the face with a trophy. Congratulations, Rafael.


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