Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Nadal, Alcaraz to play exhibition match in Las Vegas in March

Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz will resume their rivalry for the ages in an exhibition match in Las Vegas on March 5.

Nadal, who’s 36, owns a males’s-record 22 Grand Slam titles, together with two in 2022 on the Australian Open in January and French Open in June, whereas Alcaraz, 19, claimed his first main trophy on the U.S. Open in September.

The 2 Spaniards completed 1-2 on this 12 months’s ATP rankings: Alcaraz is the youngest man to complete at No. 1, whereas Nadal is the oldest to complete at No. 2. They’re additionally the primary two countrymen to steer the boys’s rankings since People Pete Sampras and Michael Chang in 1996.

The match — being touted, boxing-style, as “The Slam: Nadal vs. Alcaraz” — will probably be held contained in the MGM Grand Backyard Enviornment.

Tickets go on sale Friday.

Nadal and Alcaraz have performed one another 3 times in official tournaments, all at Masters 1000 occasions. Nadal leads 2-1, with Alcaraz’s victory coming of their most up-to-date assembly, in Might on purple clay at Madrid.

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