Rafa Nadal's hilarious White House gaffe has fans in stitches

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Rafael Nadal (pictured) smiling taking a photo in front of the US Capitol Building.
Rafael Nadal (pictured) accidentally tagged the US Capitol Building as the White house on Instagram in a funny gaffe ahead of his Citi Open campaign. (Image: Instagram)

Followers of Rafa Nadal have pointed out the Spaniard's hilarious gaffe on social media during his time at the Citi Open.

Nadal caused a stir in the tennis world when he announced he would take part in the Citi Open, Washington D.C., for the first time in his illustrious career.

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The Spaniard has sparked a buzz at the tournament as he looks to start off his hard court campaign in style ahead of the US Open.

But, new to the city, fans pointed out Nadal may have thought he was somewhere else when tagging his location on social media.

Nadal went for a bike ride around Washington D.C. and posted a number of photos on social media to commemorate his first time in the US capital.

The Spaniard posted a photo of the Capitol Building with the caption: "Hi DC, first time here and loving it."

But, Nadal appeared to get mixed up and tagged the White House in his post.

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Fans couldn't help but point out Nadal's gaffe on social media.

And in good humour, Nadal responded to a number of them.

When one follower reminded Nadal that the building was the Capitol, not the home of the US president, Nadal sheepishly responded: "Yes, it is."

Rafa Nadal responding to a number of followers on Instagram.
Rafa Nadal responded to a number of followers after mistaking the US Capitol building as the White House. (Image: Instagram)

Nadal eventually changed the tag, but once again endeared himself to his fans after showing his trademark humour.

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