Nadal meets ‘friend’ Anita
World number one Rafael Nadal planted a kiss on the cheek of a ballgirl he accidentally hit in the face with a shot on Thursday - and on Friday, he made it up to her all over again.
‘Had the chance to meet her and her family today,’ the 33 year old tweeted. ‘So happy she is well after the scariest moment I’ve had on a tennis court. Anita is a brave girl!’
Nadal also gave the 13 year old a cap, according to local media, and signed it, ‘To my friend, Anita.’
“He’s very friendly and nice, he’s very kind and shows really great sportsmanship,” the Herald Sun quoted Anita as saying, adding that she spent about 20 minutes with the tennis ace.
Rafael Nadal with Anita