Rafael Nadal apologized to Lorenzo Sonego, beaten in the third round at Wimbledon, for a verbal exchange in the third and final set, the only one in which the Spaniard suffered a break from his opponent in the match won 6-1 6-2 , 6-4.
Nadal, who appeared very unnerved by Sonego's cries, called him to the net for an explanation.
The two then had a long exchange when they shook hands after the match point.
"I must say I was wrong. I shouldn't have called him at the net. So I apologize for that. My fault. No problem, I admit it - said the world number 4 after the game - I talked about it with him in the locker room and he will stay there ".
Nadal, however, revealed something more about what happened on the pitch: "My intention was not to disturb him at all, but only to tell him what bothered me in what he was doing at that moment. That's all. We had a small problem, but that's all ".