The crowd didn’t see much of Nadal’s skills against Almagro, but they did see a lovely gesture from the star. When Almagro began to feel his knee injury, Nadal approached him to check he was okay.
He then walked with his compatriot as Almagro began walking back to his chair. Nadal also clapped his opponent as he exited the court.
Nadal first checks whether Almagro is fine
He is a great champion, but @RafaelNadal is also a great sport too….👍 #ibi17 https://t.co/NErvQkb2N2
Then acknowledges his effort
We wish @NicoAlmagro a speedy recovery! 💪 #ibi17 https://t.co/y294mcPAHi
Fans then reacted to Nadal’s amazing gesture!
@TennisTV @NicoAlmagro And Rafa never left his side. Very classy
@TennisTV @NicoAlmagro Soo sorry it ended like this for you. Speedy recovery. And Rafa stayed by your side. Great sportsmanship.
@TennisTV @NicoAlmagro Class act Nadal (again)
@TennisTV @TheTennisTalker @RafaelNadal Love the way @RafaelNadal genuinely cares about him!!!
@TennisTV @RafaelNadal Rafa your concern for you friend is a credit to you and your family❤️🇬🇧🎾
@TennisTV @ATPWorldTour @RafaelNadal Brings tears to my eyes to see a player get injure and Rafas gesture more, good to see people do the right thing….😥😊
@TennisTV @RafaelNadal So nice of Rafa.
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