WATCH: Rafael Nadal trains with a tennis superstar at Indian Wells!

The Spanish tennis legend - which will play today The Netflix Slam exhibition - trained with Grigor Dimitrov

by Lorenzo Ciotti
WATCH: Rafael Nadal trains with a tennis superstar at Indian Wells!
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Finally here we are! Today is the day in which Rafael Nadal will come back to the court, almost two months after the injury suffered at the Brisbane International 2024. today, Sunday 3 March, the Spanish champion will challenge his young countryman Carlos Alcaraz in The Netflix Slam, match exhibition which will be played in Las Vegas and which will be streamed on Netflix.

It will be a rather important match to test his physical conditions after the problems encountered in Australia, which prevented him from playing the Melbourne Slam and then forced him to also miss the Doha tournament.

Rafa flew to Las Vegas for a significant challenge before the BNP Paribas Open, the first ATP Master 1000 of the season scheduled on the Californian hard-courts of Indian Wells, which will start on March 6, 2024.

Rafael Nadal
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Rafael Nadal trains with Grigor Dimitrov

And it is precisely in Indian Wells that Nadal has carried out some training sessions in recent days, thus preparing his return to the court in an official match of the tour.

Sapgnolo was able to exchange a few shots with an exceptional opponent, who is expressing himself at his best at the beginning of 2024. This is Grigor Dimitrov, who had the opportunity to play a match with a top tennis player.

For both of them, the BNP Paribas Open event is getting closer and closer, like all the other best athletes in the world: the Spaniard is already certain of making his debut in the evening session of March 7, not before 6 pm local time. The fans can't wait to see him back in action.

Fans are expecting a great show between the two, who are not returning from a splendid start to the season and have both suffered from injuries, considering that Carlitos also suffered an ankle problem in Rio de Janeiro.

Below is the video released by Nadal on social media.

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