Spanish tennis superstar Rafael Nadal claimed a straight-sets win in the first round of the French Open at Roland Garros, but not before he suffered an embarrassing collision with a courtside camera.
The Spanish star entered the arena for his first-round match with Yannick Hanfmann at the Philippe Chatrier court looking relaxed and confident.
But that calm exterior was briefly interrupted when the Spanish ace caught the corner of a camera as he walked onto the playing surface.
Clearly surprised, Nadal turned to check on what he’d just accidentally collided with before turning and making his way back onto court.
The unexpected clash before play had no effect on Nadal’s performance, as he breezed to a 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 victory over Germany’s Hanfmann to secure his berth in the second round of the Grand Slam tournament.
Eleven-time French Open champion Nadal is one of the tournament favorites, having captured the title on the famous red clay courts more times than any other player.