Watch: Rafael Nadal Stops Tennis Match so Distraught Mother Can Find Lost Child

Publish Date
Friday, 30 September 2016, 11:25AM

Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal stopped a match when a distraught mother interrupted the game because she had lost her young daughter in the crowd.

Nadal was about to serve during a doubles exhibition match with his Spanish teammate Simon Solbas.

They were playing two former world number ones - the Spaniard Carlos Moya, 40 and American legend John McEnroe, 57 in Manacor, Mallorca.

But Nadal - himself a world number one - stopped the game in front of the 7,000 strong crowd when he heard the commotion, and realised a child had gone missing.

The tearful girl was soon spotted a short distance away and bystanders alerted the emotional mother, who ran to pick her up and hug her tightly.

Watch the moment above.