Rafael Nadal today was having a face-off against Argentina’s Federico Delbonis in the second round of the Australian Open 2020. Rafa cruised in the third round with 6-3, 7 (7) - 6(4), 6-1. However, apart from his performance, it was the gesture from the Rafa that not only impressed his fans and his wife Xisca Perelló. So here’s exactly what happened. During one of the sets, Rafa hit the ball which hit the ball girl standing at the sidelines. The Spaniard looked quite perturbed as the ball hit the little girl.  The girl looked quite okay but the 19-time Grand Slam winner went on to check on her is she is fine. He then patted on her head and kissed her cheek. Rafael Nadal vs Federico Delbonis, Australian Open 2020 Free Live Streaming Online: How to Watch Live Telecast of Aus Open Men’s Singles Second Round Tennis Match?

Needless to say, that act by Rafa brought smiles on the face of the girl and gave her a moment that she will cherish forever. The fans who witnessed the incident cheered for Rafa and also put a smile on the face of Xisca Perelló. During the post-match interview, Rafa was asked about the incident and said, “I am sure it’s not a nice moment for her. The ball was quick and it hit her head. She is quite brave.” Check out the video of the incident below:

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By the end of the interview, he thanked the fans for their constant support.  Rafa will lock horns with World number 27 Spain’s Carreno Busta on January 25, 2020. The timings of the contest are yet to be declared.

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