The last details of the Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz's Netflix exhibition

The match will be broadcast live exclusively on Netflix

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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The last details of the Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz's Netflix exhibition
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Here we are, Rafael Nadal is finally about to come back to the court. On the eve of the BNP Paribas Open, the first ATP Masters 1000 to be played on the Californian courts of Indian Wells, the Spanish champion will play the long-awaited match against his young countryman Carlos Alcaraz next Sunday 3 March, in what will be The Netflix Slam exhibition.

The match will be broadcast live exclusively on the streaming platform.

Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal
Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal© Clive Brunskill / Staff Getty Images Sport
 

On the eve of the ATP Master 1000 tournament in Indian Wells starting on March 6, the two Spanish tennis players will compete in this exhibition on Sunday March 3, 2024 in Las Vegas, inside the Michelob ULTRA Arena of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

The match will be played at 12:30 UTC-8, Pacific Standard Time (PST). As mentioned, the match can only be followed live via the Netflix streaming platform. Nadal and Alcaraz compete after a difficult period for both. This start of 2024 certainly hasn't been one to remember for either of the two tennis players.

Nadal and Alcarz get Las Vegas after thier last physical troubles

Both players will certainly use this match as high-level training to arrive in the best possible conditions at Indian Wells for the Masters 1000 tournament. Nadal, as is known, had started his season in Australia at the ATP 250 tournament in Brisbane.

But he got injured and then had to withdraw from the Australian Open before the draw was filled. This will be the first match he plays since the first week of January as he was supposed to participate in the ATP 250 tournament in Doha but he also announced his withdrawal on the eve of the main draw.

Carlos Alcaraz also didn't have the start to 2024 that his fans were expecting. Defeat in the quarter-finals at the Australian Open at the hands of Alexander Zverev, defeat in the semifinals in Buenos Aires at the hands of the Chilean Nicolas Jarry and withdrawal due to an ankle injury in the first match of the ATP 500 in Rio de Janeiro against Thiago Monteiro. And now this performance is also useful for testing the ankle before playing Indian Wells and Miami.

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