VIDEO: Rafael Nadal takes subtle swipe at reporter for overlooking Caroline Garcia’s win

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Monday, June 4th, 2018 | 0

Rafael Nadal is one player who isn’t shy to speak up for female tennis players. And the Spaniard is at it again as he pointed out at sexism in the sport.

Following his 6-3 6-2 6-2 win over Frenchman Richard Gasquet, Nadal took a subtle swipe at a reporter during the post-match press conference.

“I know it’s a French problem, but we don’t have any more French players in the tournament. How can you explain?” one journalist asked.

The question was factually incorrect, given that Caroline Garcia is still afloat in the women’s singles event. And Nadal was quick to realize that.

“That’s the sport, you know. That’s the sport. Sometimes things go better; sometimes the things go worse,” the Spaniard said.

“I saw that Caroline Garcia is winning, so she’s playing well. Let’s see what’s going on the female, no, the women?” he added.

Notably, another local player, Pierre-Hugues Herbert, is also alive in the men’s doubles event.

A similar incident had happened with Andy Murray, too, at the Wimbledon last year.

Murray was asked his opinion on Sam Querrey becoming the ‘first’ American to reach a Major semi-final since 2009, to which he replied ‘male player’ in a rather irate tone.

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