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Fans boo shirtless Rafa Nadal in Australian Open loss

Bad: Rafael Nadal lost the Australian Open final to Stan Wawrinka. Worse: He got booed, too.

This is what unhappy tennis fans sound like.
Context from the AP:

A possible retirement was looming when Nadal was serving at 0-2 in the second set. He bent over at the waist to stretch his back and then grabbed his lower back with his hand and grimaced in pain.

His serve immediately dipped to 141 kph (87 mph). When Nadal took a medical timeout after falling behind a set and a break, and returned to a chorus of boos without a shirt after 7 minutes, it seemed that an early finish was on the cards.

Wawrinka was aggravated during the time out, demanding that officials tell him why Nadal needed the break. And he came out aggressively to finish off the second set.

After the match, Rafa was all class.

So no hard feelings. But Nadal still lost to Wawrinka for the first time in 13 career meetings. Dang.

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(Gif via @cjzero)

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