& # 39; It is not interesting today & # 39 ;: Rafa Nadal calls sleep journalist during the press conference

& # 39; It's not interesting today & # 39 ;: Rafa Nadal calls sleep journalist at the press conference after Australian Open's victory over James Duckworth

Ben Nagle for MailOnline

Rafael Nadal has poked fun at a journalist who seemed to be asleep during his press conference after the match at the Australian Open on Monday.

For most, Nadal's return was an exciting way to start the tournament with the Spaniard returning to the biggest stage for the first time since last August.

To a journalist it all seemed too much … but Nadal could not get him out of it.

Rafael Nadal chuckles after he remarked that a journalist had fallen asleep during his press conference

Rafael Nadal chuckles after he remarked that a journalist had fallen asleep during his press conference

Nadal gave pleasure to the sleeping man, joking that his words are not interesting today & # 39; goods

Nadal gave pleasure to the sleeping man, joking that his words are not interesting today & # 39; goods

Nadal gave pleasure to the sleeping man, joking that his words are not interesting today & # 39; goods

Nadal then said: "I know, you closed your eyes to be more focused on what I said & # 39;

Nadal then said: "I know, you closed your eyes to be more focused on what I said & # 39;

Nadal then said: "I know, you closed your eyes to be more focused on what I said & # 39;

While another journalist asked a question, Nadal saw the sleeping man and began to laugh, which prompted other people in the room to join.

The Spaniard then caused more chuckle when he remarked: "It is not interesting today," causing the journalist to wake up from his slumber.

I know, you closed your eyes to be more focused on what I said, & # 39; Nadal continued as he highlighted the embarrassing situation.

Nadal was excited when he left his long-standing injury traps with a convincing victory over James Duckworth in Melbourne.

The Spaniard interrogates a roar on his way to a straight sets victory over the Australian James Duckworth

The Spaniard interrogates a roar on his way to a straight sets victory over the Australian James Duckworth

The Spaniard interrogates a roar on his way to a straight sets victory over the Australian James Duckworth

Nadal plays a backhand shot during his first meeting with Duckworth in Melbourne

Nadal plays a backhand shot during his first meeting with Duckworth in Melbourne

Nadal plays a backhand shot during his first meeting with Duckworth in Melbourne

Nadal was back at his best in the Rod Laver Arena and he recorded a straight sets victory

Nadal was back at his best in the Rod Laver Arena and he recorded a straight sets victory

Nadal was back at his best in the Rod Laver Arena and he recorded a straight sets victory

After an abdominal problem and ankle operation ended early in the season, he pulled out of the warm-up tournament in Brisbane last week with a minimal thigh.

Nadal did not have everything in his own way against the Australian wildcard Duckworth, went early in the second set and was then broken for the game, but he came through 6-4, 6-3, 7-5.

Nadal said in his interview on the court: "It is not easy to come back after a few months, and especially against a player who is super aggressive.

I am very happy that I am through it. & # 39;

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