Australian Open: Rafael Nadal wins, journalist sleeps at press conference, watch what happens

Rafael Nadal at his post-match news conference after defeating James Duckworth in first round. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 14, 2019, 04.58 PM (IST)

Spain's tennis star Rafael Nadal defeated James Duckworth 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 to make a winning start at this year's Australian Open. 

While speaking to media at his post-match news conference, Nadal stopped listening to a journalist's question and pulled a hilarious face when he caught a sleeping journalist. 

On spotting the napping journalist, Nadal asked, "It's not interesting today?" 

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Nadal, who played his first ATP Tour match after withdrawing from the US Open semi-finals last September with a knee injury, was in a good mood after the comfortable first-round win at Rod Laver Arena. 

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He suggested one possible reason for the journalist's appearance, "I know who you must focus on, closing your eyes to be more focused on what I'm saying." 

Second-seeded Nadal will meet Australia's Matthew Ebden in the second round.