Woman who gave Nadal middle finger says she was NOT drunk, reveals daughter is 'embarrassed' and blasts 'rude' security

THE loutish Australian who gave Rafa Nadal the middle finger says she was NOT drunk and defended her outrageous behaviour by claiming: The world No.2 is boring.

The rowdy woman from Sydney – who identifies only as Lisa – also admitted her family have been left “embarrassed” by the incident which has gone worldwide on TV and viral on social media.

On Thursday, Nadal was subjected to a foul-mouthed rant from a female fan as he beat American Michael Mmoh in the Australian Open second round.

The Spanish legend, 34 had to stop serving when the blonde-haired woman yelled ‘Hurry up, you OCD f***’ and then stuck up her middle finger.

Nadal joked that she might have been indulging in “too much gin or tequila” before the match had started.

‘Lisa’, a self-styled “tennis aficionado”, told Australian radio show 3AW News Talks: “I wasn’t drinking gin or tequila. I did have one (drink) at the tennis, a glass of bubbly. I was there for a few hours.

“Alcohol does make one become less inhibited but I’m pretty much like that anyway to people that know me. I am a bit out there.”

The woman was promptly escorted out of the Rod Laver Arena by security guards and she joked she might have to wear a disguise upon her return to Melbourne Park the next time.

The heckler said: “I’m certainly not a fan of Nadal’s.

“I think he is incredibly boring and he goes through all those OCD rituals all the time.

“The only reason I was happy to be at the match was because I had a ticket to see the previous female match. I stuck around to watch the boring Nadal.

“Apparently pictures of me have gone viral, which reflect how incredibly boring his matches are. Why would you want to focus on a spectator?

“It’s a bit embarrassing. I had no idea when I woke up this morning. I had messages, phone calls from all sorts of different people. So I had to watch it on TV.

“It’s probably not a great look for me but what can I do? What’s done is done.

I wasn’t drinking gin or tequila. I did have one (drink) at the tennis, a glass of bubbly. I was there for a few hours.

“My family weren’t too happy. My daughter wasn’t too happy because I am so ‘embarrassing’.

“I just called out ‘get over your OCD rituals’ as he was serving. Then he looked at me and that is when I flipped the bird.

“I was going for the other guy as so many other people were going for Nadal. I felt sorry for the American.

“Security were very rude. They said: ‘Right you have to go.’

“I said: ‘Why? I am a spectator. I have paid for my tickets. Why am I not allowed to be a bit vocal?’

“I’m a tennis aficionado, I come down to Melbourne every year, I’m so glad it was held this year.”

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