Tennis: Don't boo Nadal, Wawrinka tells fans
MELBOURNE (AFP) - Stanislas Wawrinka took Australian Open tennis fans to task on Sunday after sections of the crowd booed Rafael Nadal for taking a medical time-out during the dramatic men's singles final.
The newly crowned champion said it was "not that nice" that fans booed the Spanish world No.1, who was in clear discomfort with a back injury during the second set.
"I think it was not that nice, especially Rafa. We all know that he's a great guy, a great player," Wawrinka said. "He's always a really fair player. He always tries his best. He is always fighting."
The Swiss added: "Yeah, was quite strange that the crowd started to boo him."