Originally posted on The Last Angry Fan  |  Last updated 3/15/12

Who doesn’t love a souvenir, especially one signed by one of the world’s top tennis players?  Nobody, that’s who.  But is it worth embarrassing yourself, and causing potential harm to your head, neck and face, just to catch an autographed tennis ball thrown by Rafael Nadal?

Apparently it is.

Check out this tennis fan who tries catching a signed ball tossed by Nadal following a match at Indian Wells.  Not only does he not get his prized possession, he ends up eating some court following his hilarious misstep, much to the chagrin of Nadal.

To the video…

All’s well that ends well, as the fallen fan not only gets a ball hand delivered from Nadal, but a hug as well. Pretty classy gesture by the Spaniard if you ask me, and surely much more appreciated than if Nadal had just stood there laughing and pointing, which is what I would have done.

[H/T to The Big Lead]

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