Not surprisingly, screaming ‘puta’ at the top of your lungs is unacceptable in professional tennis. During a match today against Jürgen Melzer, David Ferrer missed a relatively easy return of serve. He responded by swearing in Spanish. The umpire responded by giving him a warning.
For those of you who don’t speak Spanish, El Nino is Spanish for ‘The Nino.’ and puta is Spanish for ‘gardening tool.’ Whore if you will. Slut if you’re feeling saucy. Working girl if you want to be PC.
Ferrer went on to lose the first set 6-4. He’s clearly frustrated, perhaps sexually.