Nadal-Edmund Goes To The Birds
Play interrupted by bird at crucial juncture in Monte-Carlo
It was standing-room only inside Court Rainier III as Rafael Nadal and Kyle Edmund battled on Wednesday at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, so a tennis-loving bird decided to get a literal courtside seat.
With Nadal serving in the deciding set at 4-3, 40/30, the plucky bird perched itself on top of the net. A ball boy shooed him away, but the bird responded by flying onto the court as the crowd applauded. The determined animal was chased off before returning to the court for a third time, but begrudgingly plopped down at the edge of the stands at long last.
The stubborn bird even reminded some fans of their own feathered friends.
The brief delay didn’t disrupt Nadal, who won the final two games to prevail 6-0, 5-7, 6-3. Read Full Match Report