Caroline Wozniacki insisted on Tuesday that she was not making fun of Rafael Nadal when she was mimicking his cramping spasm that led him to collapse at the US Open.
“Had a bit of fun last night b4 my press conference. Hope it was not taken the wrong way. I have the upmost respect and admiration of Rafa!!!!,” Wozniacki said on her Twitter account.
She added that her joke was taken out of context. Wozniacki hopes that her action wouldn’t strain the relationship between the two.
Nadal slid to the floor in agony during a news conference after his fourth round win over David Nalbandian on Sunday, slipping slowly off his chair and disappearing behind a table. The episode was filmed and had become a huge Internet hit.
Nadal injured his quadriceps and had a hamstring of his right leg. He is expected to recover from his injury ahead of his game against Gilles Muller of Luxembourg on Wednesday. He suffered the injury when he fell during a press conference shortly after his game against Russian David Nalbandian.
Now the cramp-filled press conference has been the subject of heated debate in the sports world. Some are wondering if it was simply the temperature that caused the cramps. Others have speculated that Nadal isn’t at peak physical condition, and that it will probably prevent him from defending the title.