The exhibition match between Rafael Nadal and Casper Ruud in Argentina has been confirmed. The Spaniard and the Norwegian, who met in the final of Roland Garros 2022, will play at the Arena Parque Roca in Buenos Aires on November 23 and, without a doubt, there will be no lack of emotion.
Tickets will go on sale from October 11. For those who buy VIP tickets, there will be several types of activities. The day before the exhibition, they will be able to attend a gala dinner with both tennis players and will have the opportunity to take photos with them.
There is great expectation for Nadal’s tour in South America, since the Mallorcan is in the final stretch of his extraordinary career. The former number 1 in the world has played the ATP in Buenos Aires three times. His first appearance was in 2005, when he surrendered in the quarterfinals against Gastón Gaudio.
He returned to Argentina in 2015 and won the title by beating Juan Mónaco in the final. The following year, he was defeated by Dominic Thiem in the semi-finals.
Rafael Nadal will play again in Argentina
The year 2022 brought great joy to Rafael Nadal, who won two Slams and left everyone speechless.
The 36-year-old man from Manaco won the Australian Open and Roland Garros, proving once again that he is a living legend. Rafa had several physical problems during the year: his foot affected him in the first part of the season, while an abdominal strain prevented him from playing in the Wimbledon semifinal.
The 22-time Slam champion worked hard to get into US Open form, only to fall in the round of 16 at the hands of Frances Tiafoe. “My body cracked this year, even though I managed to win two majors. My foot was a mess in the first part of the season and then I hurt my abs.
Some personal issues also got in the way. I need to recover a bit of serenity to be able to express my best tennis,” Nadal said on the sidelines of the Laver Cup. Eleven-time Grand Slam champion Bjorn Borg has given his opinion as to why Rafael Nadal was so emotional during Roger Federer’s farewell at the Laver Cup last week.
“For me, it was incredible to see. I think Rafa was so sad also because he knows that one day he will have to say goodbye too. But their doubles was the perfect happy ending,” he said in an interview with Italian newspaper la Repubblica.