Man arrested after running on court to kiss Nadal
A man was arrested at the US Open after running on the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium to kiss Rafael Nadal following his victory on Tuesday night.sports Updated: Sep 09, 2009 12:58 IST
A man was arrested at the US Open after running on the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium to kiss Rafael Nadal following his victory on Tuesday night.
Tournament spokesman Tim Curry said police arrested the man for interference with a sporting event.
"We're reviewing what happened and then will determine if we have to make any changes to our on-court security procedures," Curry said.
When Nadal completed his win over Frenchman Gael Monfils, the spectator ran out of the stands and approached the Spanish star on the sideline before security guards intervened. It's the latest in a series of similar episodes at major tennis events, including when a man went up to Roger Federer during the French Open final and tried to place a hat on his head.
"For me, it wasn't a problem. The guy was really nice," Nadal said. "He said, 'I love you,' and he kissed me."