Rafael Nadal wasn't the only person who left Rod Laver Arena disappointed on Monday morning.
As Novak Djokovic was changing clothes for the awards ceremony following his record-breaking Australian Open win over Rafael Nadal, he walked over to the crowd and tossed his shirt to a young fan. At least, that's what he intended to do. His throw ended up being intercepted by a middle-aged woman who showed no remorse for grabbing the sweaty memento away from a teenager.
Hey lady, just because you call for it doesn't mean it's yours. You're like the 40-year-old man who catches a foul ball over an elementary school student at a baseball game. For shame! (But between you and that ballboy, you could make a pretty good defensive backfield.)
I have to admit though, I'm reluctant to fully blame the interceptor because Djokovic bears partial responsibility. Giving a souvenir to a young fan is always appreciated. Yet if anyone in the crowd needed a new shirt, it was clearly this guy:
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