Apart from being in the news for losing against Novak Djokovic at the Wimbledon 2018, Rafael Nadal has grabbed headlines for his humility. Nadal took everyone to surprise when the tennis ace boarded the Air Europa Flight from Barcelona to his home city Manacor, a small Spanish island in an economy class.
Snaps of the 17 Grand Slam winner have surfaced online where he was seen reading the newspaper. It is needless to say that the pictures went viral. Nadal was seated near the emergency exit row, where he could get an extra legroom. Check out the snap here.
Image of Rafael Nadal travelling in economy class goes viral, sends Twitter into meltdown
— Times Now Sports (@timesnowsports) July 19, 2018
Twitterati also hailed his simplicity and posted a few tweets. “Rafa flying economy class from Barcelona to Mallorca with a cousin yesterday per this article. He slept most of the flight. Must’ve subsequently jumped on a flight to Ibiza,” read a tweet.
Rafa flying economy class from Barcelona to Mallorca with a cousin yesterday per this article. He slept most of the flight. Must’ve subsequently jumped on a flight to Ibiza. https://t.co/9vGrvOhCoX
— Sandy (@nycsandygirl) July 17, 2018
This netizen even said that you wouldn’t find Roger Federer in the economy class.
Prime difference between Rafa and Fed. Guarantee that we won’t see Fed in economy. 😂
— Kathy Nugent (@LadyNuge) July 18, 2018
“Just imagining that...getting comfy In your seat and then Rafa plonks his famoos azz next to you! 😱,” read another post.
Just imagining that...getting comfy In your seat and then Rafa plonks his famoos azz next to you! 😱
— Cornish Bird (@BirdCornish) July 17, 2018
“New definition for humility,” read another tweet.
New definition for humility.
— November Spawned a Monster (@RafalutionXVII) July 17, 2018
Nadal lost to Djokovic by 6-4, 3-6, 7-6,3-6 and 10-8. Recently, Nadal posted a message for his followers and the Serbian on social media. “A little message to all my followers. Thanks for the support during Wimbledon. It could not be and now just congratulate the champion @DjokerNole I already back at home and now I'll take a vacation before I start preparing the American tour,” read his tweet.