Watch: Nadal Calls out Sleeping Journalist at Aussie Open

The Spaniard was feeling quite chipper after his Day 1 win in Melbourne.

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

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Jan 13, 2019 at 9:16pm PST

When you are a press room reporter at the Australian Open, it’s best to stay awake when Rafael Nadal is on the mic. Here the Spaniard calls out an Italian reporter who had decided to grab a quick snooze while the Spaniard answered questions about his straight-sets win over James Duckworth.

"It's not interesting to him," Nadal tells the room after he's outed the sleeping Italian.

Nadal and the reporter go way back, which is probably why Nadal felt comfortable making sure that everybody in the room knew that he was sleeping.

And, now we know.

"I know you were closing your eyes to be more focused on what I am saying," Nadal closes with a laugh.

Extra points go to Nadal for those goofy faces he was making—clearly he’s in a pretty good mood after playing a solid match and getting off court in just two hours and 15 minutes.

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