18 Aug 2011

Nadal burns fingers

12:38 pm on 18 August 2011

Rafa Nadal is renowned for burning up calories with his all-action tennis game but today it was a curious case of burned fingers for the Spaniard at the Cincinnati Open.

World number two Nadal was forced to play his second round match with two bandaged fingers on his right hand after burning them on a hot plate at a restaurant in Ohio.

After beating Frenchman Julien Benneteau in straight sets, Nadal says he's got some blistering on his fingers and it was causing some discomfort.