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Monday, January 21, 2019

Rafael Nadal prank called by French radio station morning of match (Audio)

One French radio show crossed the boundaries of reasonable etiquette when they prank called world No. 2 tennis player Rafael Nadal the morning of his first-round match at the French Open on Tuesday.

Virgin Radio radio hout Cyril Hanouna called up the hotel where the Spanish star was staying and managed to get connected to Nadal’s room by pretending to be famous hair stylist Jean Walter. Nadal picked up the phone and Hanouna began talking in a manner that would make Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Bruno” cringe.

Nadal realized it was a prank call, but he still managed to treat the host incredibly politely before hanging up after about a minute.

Thankfully the rude awakening didn’t affect Nadal who went on to beat Simone Bolelli 6-2, 6-2, 6-1.

We give Rafa tremendous credit for his comportment; the last time we saw a media member act that inappropriately was when Maria Sharapova complained about a stalker.

In the audio file below, you can hear the entire call beginning with hotel clerk:

Big h/t to Busted Racquet and The Slice
Photo Credit: Susan Mullane-US PRESSWIRE

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