Rafael’s mystery brown mess conspiracy

Allison Yee

It was the incredible five-set match that was without question, one of the best Australian Open Grand Finals we’ve ever seen.

What’s still in question though, is the dubious appearance of a mystery brown patch that appeared at Rafael Nadal’s feet during his final set against Roger Federer.

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Although the official party line is that Nadal was almost the target of a stealth bird bomber, Twitter is still buzzing over the appearance of the suspicious patch.

Well, this looks mighty suspicious. Photo: Channel 7

While we’ve heard of people doing nervous wees, could a stressed spew be to blame?

The suspicious substance was efficiently cleaned up by a ball boy. Photo: Channel 7

Eagled eyed tennis fans were quick to question the substance, which was deftly cleared away by a ball boy.

We guess the only people who will ever know are Nadal and that poor ball boy…

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