Rafael Nadal has fumed during the first set of his Italian Open final with Novak Djokovic after tripping over the lines on centre court. The Spaniard fell and bellowed something in Spanish in an incident similar to one that happened during his quarter-final win over Alexander Zverev.
Nadal earned revenge over Zverev for his Madrid Open defeat last month, but suffered an injury scare when he fell on his left shoulder during the first set.
The Spaniard was in visible pain but recovered to see out the match comfortably in two hours.
He then beat American Reilly Opreka to set up a final with Djokovic.
And the fall was repeated in the seventh game of the first set against the Serb.
Nadal sprinted towards the edge of the court to return a shot, only to go tumbling across the tramlines. However, his shot won him the points to take give him an advantage after Djokovic levelled the game at 40-40.
Punching the air in disgust, the 34-year-old shouted in Spanish.
He then continued his anger with the umpire as he took a towel to wipe away the dirt picked up by his top from the clay court.
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