Rafael Nadal reveals special match on December 1



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Rafael Nadal reveals special match on December 1

The 22-time Major champion Rafael Nadal has had a great season despite injuries and setbacks. Rafa claimed two Major titles to pass Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic and top the GOAT charts. Also, the Spaniard is back inside the top-2 for the first time since 2021, becoming the third-oldest player in that group.

Rafa has been dealing with an abdominal injury since Wimbledon, missing the single action after the US Open and hoping to compete again in the upcoming weeks. Meanwhile, the Spaniard and his wife expect their first child, making their 2022 memorable.

Nadal will continue with tennis after the regular season, embracing the South American swing and visiting Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil and Mexico! Nadal will hit Plaza de Toros 'La Mexico' on December 1 with Casper Ruud, visiting the Mexican capital for the first time and hoping for a show.

Rafa knows how to win titles in Mexico, lifting the Acapulco trophy four times between 2005 and 2022!

Rafael Nadal will play in Mexico City on December 1.

Nadal returned to Acapulco this February and toppled Daniil Medvedev and Cameron Norrie en route to the fourth crown in Mexico.

The crowd at Plaza de Toros 'La Mexico' will have a chance to see Rafa in action against his good friend Casper Ruud. They are currently ranked 2nd and 3rd behind Carlos Alcaraz, standing as the only multiple Major finalists in 2022.

Rafa and Casper met in the Roland Garros final, and the Spaniard scored a 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 triumph in two hours and 18 minutes for his 22nd Major. Nadal broke Ruud eight times and grabbed the encounter's final 11 games to seal the deal in style.

Rafa fired 37 winners and 18 unforced errors and pushed the rival's backhand to the limits in one of his most one-sided Roland Garros finals. They stayed neck and neck in the shortest range up to four strokes. However, Nadal forged the victory in the more advanced exchanges.

The Spaniard was especially impressive in the rallies with five or six shots, building a 24-6 lead and marching over the finish line with a bagel in set number three. They traded early breaks in the opener, and Nadal grabbed another at 2-1 to forge the lead.

They both served well in the remaining games, and Rafa closed the set with a service winner at 5-3. Ruud broke at love in the second set's fourth game following Nadal's errors and moved 3-1 ahead. Rafa shifted into a higher gear and rattled off 11 consecutive games to topple the young rival and race towards the finish line.

The Spaniard produced a bagel in the third set and emerged at the top with a backhand down the line winner at 5-0 for his 14th Roland Garros and the 22nd Major.