Nadal leg cramp during press conference

6 Sep

Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts to pain during a press conference after his match against David Nalbandian of Argentina during the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011. Answering questions in Spanish, Nadal suddenly started grimacing in pain. He tilted his head back, covered his face with his arm. After a few nervous moments, Nadal popped back up. A simple leg cramp, he insisted. (AP Photo/Andrzej Kentla)

 

Rafael Nadal rolled his head back, squeezed his eyes shut, covered his contorted face with his left arm and leaned awkwardly in the leather chair used by players during U.S. Open news conferences.

Frozen by the leg cramps that simultaneously hit his right hamstring and thigh about two hours after he’d won his third-round match, Nadal stopped taking reporters’ questions and paused between deep breaths to plead in Spanish, “Can you call a trainer for me, please?”

Then slowly — and scarily to those watching, because it was unclear at that moment to anyone but Nadal himself exactly what was wrong — the defending champion slithered out of the chair and went down to the ground, hidden from view by a table. Within minutes, Nadal was sitting up, and then standing, after being given bags of ice to soothe his painful leg and bottles of water and Gatorade to drink.

Watch it:

I find it very strange that no one came to his aid, or even checked up on him!

He sat there squirming in pain for 2 minutes!

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2 Responses to “Nadal leg cramp during press conference”

  1. el wehbi September 8, 2011 at 1:19 pm #

    Wow he looks like he’s in some serious pain!

  2. shitwecomeupwit September 8, 2011 at 4:45 pm #

    Maskeen! def. looks painful! :s

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