Watch: Brisbane crowd laughs as Rafael Nadal hilariously explains toilet time penalty



by DZEVAD MESIC

Watch: Brisbane crowd laughs as Rafael Nadal hilariously explains toilet time penalty
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Rafael Nadal had two very funny moments during his Brisbane International round-of-16 match after being hit with a time violation warning for not returning in time from his toilet break.

After winning the first set against Australia's Jason Kubler with a 6-1 scoreline, the 22-time Grand Slam champion took a toilet break. When Nadal returned to the court, the chair umpire alerted him that he was about to give him a time violation because he exceeded the allowed five minutes. After initially arguing with the chair umpire, Nadal accepted it and started smiling as he was being called on a time violation for being "a little bit late from his toilet break."

That particular moment didn't have any negative impact or whatsoever on Nadal, who went on to beat Kubler 6-1 6-2.

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Nadal explains what happened, the Brisbane crowd laughs and smiles 

“Well… I think it was something strange because I know I have five minutes. Honestly, Brisbane is very humid and I had to change every single piece (of clothing). It takes a while and then honestly on the walkie-talkie they were calling me, three minutes, two minutes, one minute, half a minute…" Nadal said in his on-court interview. Also, Nadal added he thought that he had returned at "the right time" but also acknowledged that he tends to be "slow" at times.

Jokes aside, Nadal delivered a great performance against Kubler. After clinching a straight-set win over Dominic Thiem in his first match back, Nadal also earned a very routine victory over Kubler to reach the Brisbane quarterfinal.

Nadal made a furious start against Kubler, breaking the Australian in the second and fourth games en route to winning the first five games of the match. In the seventh game - the game in which Nadal was serving for the set - Kubler had three consecutive break points but Nadal saved them all before converting his first set point to clinch the opener.

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After winning the first set, Nadal also fairly easily won the second set after breaking Kubler in the first and seventh games to complete a two-set win and set up a Brisbane quarterfinal against Jordan Thompson.

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