Rafael Nadal will play an exhibition against Norwegian Casper Ruud, this Wednesday in Buenos Aires. However, it will take the Spanish tennis player a few hours to visit the province of Misiones. There, the former world number 1 will offer a tennis demonstration in an idyllic setting in Puerto Iguazúa courtyard built a few meters from one of the Natural Wonders of the World.
Nadal, 36 years old, it will arrive this Tuesday to Argentina. The main activity on his agenda is the match he will host together with the Norwegian Ruud at the Arena Parque Roca, in the Villa Soldati neighborhood in Buenos Aires. But first he will be the protagonist of a suggestive postcard in Misiones.
It’s that same Tuesday will travel to Puerto Iguazú trample a very particular field, set up in front of the waterfalls that crown the Throat of the devil. It is located in Gran Meliá Iguazú, a five-star complex which was chosen this year as the best hotel in Argentina in the World travel awards.
This visit will be fifth of Rafael Nadal in Argentinaafter participating in three editions of the ATP in Buenos Aires (he became champion in 2015) and in an exhibition match against Novak Djokovic.
What will Rafael Nadal’s agenda look like in Argentina?
After crossing Iguazú, the number 2 in the ranking will settle this Tuesday in Buenos Aires. At 19, together with Ruud (3rd in the world), he will hold a press conference in the Alto Palermo shopping centre.
Subsequently, both tennis players will participate in a gala dinner with other athletes and with those who have purchased VIP Experience tickets. Mariano Zabaleta will conduct an interview with the Spanishly with Norwegian, in which anecdotes abound. They will also say present Gabriela Sabatini and Gisela Dulko.
On Wednesday, the day of the exhibition, Nadal will share some time with the fans who purchased tickets that include a meet and greet with the greatest Grand Slam winner in all history.
Finally, at 6:00pm (broadcast by Fox Sports), tennis day will kick off. In addition to the duel with Ruud, there will be a match of mixed doubleswhich will include both Sabatini (former number 3 in the women’s ranking) and Dulko (arrived 26th).
Nadal and Ruud have met twice in ATP tour matches, both this year. In both Manacor won. First of all, with a sensational 6-3, 6-3 and 6-0 in the Roland Garros final, a victory that brought his count in the French Major to 14 and his number of Grand Slam titles to 22.
Closer, just four days ago he beat the Norwegian again at the ATP Finals in Turin, which brings together the best rackets of the season. He was in straight sets, doubles 7-5.
However, it was not enough for the Spaniard, who had lost in his first two appearances against the American Taylor Fritz and the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime and saw his dream of reaching the Masters Tournament frustrated, a title that his excellent team lacks. .
For his part, Ruud (23) led the Greens group, put in an outstanding performance and reached the final, where he lost to Serbian Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-4.
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