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Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Highlights: Alcaraz beats Rafa after thrilling tierbreak in Las Vegas

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Highlights: Alcaraz beats Rafa in epic legend vs prodigy clash in Las Vegas.
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Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Highlights: What a stunning start to the concept that is Netflix Slam as world No. 2 Carlos Alcaraz beat 22-time Rafael Nadal 3-6 6-4 [14-12] in an epic cross-generational battle in Las Vegas which was labelled as 'legend vs prodigy'. Rafa, playing his first match since incurring a fresh hip injury at the Brisbane International earlier in January this year, got off to a great start to the match to win the opening set in just 38 minutes. Alcaraz, who incurred a heartbreaking injury at the Rio opener 10 days back, responded well by taking by soaring to a lead in the second set before Nadal broke back. But the two-time Grand Slam winner denied an early finish to the match as he broke for the second time to force a decider. The two Spaniards then played out a thrilling 26-point tiebreak before Alcaraz wrapped up the proceedings by winning the inaugural Netflix Slam....Read More

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Mar 4, 2024 4:41 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Alcaraz after beating Nadal at Netflix Slam

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: “I think the fighting spirit. He never gives up on any ball, he runs to every corner of the court, hitting amazing shots. I had a few match points before I got it. He made an unbelievable shot. He never gives up. I try to keep that for my game. That mentality he has.. finding solutions when things aren’t going well every time.. it’s admirable from him. I try to keep it. I think everybody in life should try to keep it as well.”

Mar 4, 2024 4:37 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Rafa all praise for Alcaraz after the match

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: "First of all, playing him is a big challenge. It’s completely different generations.. in Spain, we should be very very happy about having someone like Carlos. He’s an amazing player. Only 20 years old and already won 2 slams. A couple of very important tournaments. The good thing is as a player, I won’t face him many times. As a fan, I’ll keep enjoying him for a long time."

Mar 4, 2024 4:25 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Alcaraz beats Nadal!

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Alcaraz finally does it. He beats Nadal to win the Netflix Slam.

Nadal 6-3, 4-6 [12-14] Alcaraz

Mar 4, 2024 4:24 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: 12-all!

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Great return from Alcaraz on Nadal's second serve. Match point #3 for Alcaraz. The 20-year-old serves for the match. Nadal saves another. What a match this is turning out to be. Great reflex with the drop shot from Rafa. Ace from Alacarz and he leads 11-10. Nadal levels it again. 11-all! Forehand miss hit from Nadal and Alcaraz with a 5th match point, third on his serve. This tie-break is not yet over as Nadal makes it 12-all. Change of sides.

Nadal 6-3, 4-6 [12-12] Alcaraz

Mar 4, 2024 4:18 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: It's 9-all!

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Alcaraz serves after the final change of sides. Great second serve from the youngster, right in the corner. He needed that. 6-7 for Alcaraz now. And then makes it 7-7. What a return of serve from the two-time Slam winner! Fierce! Big miss hit from Nadal. He has now lost three straight points to allow Alcaraz to take the lead. The 20-year-old gets to match point. Nadal pulls one back. Still match point for Alcaraz though as he stands on 9-8. The crowd gets behind Rafa as he serves. How did he do that? It's an absolutely unreal return from Nadal. It's all level again. 9-all.

Nadal 6-3, 4-6 [9-9] Alcaraz

Mar 4, 2024 4:11 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Nadal inching closer to victory

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Alcaraz outfoxes Nadal to take a 5-4 lead after the change of sides. Smart serve from Rafa, right into the body as Alcaraz errs. 5-all it is. Nadal then takes a 7-5 lead. Change of sides.

Nadal 6-3, 4-6 [7-5] Alcaraz

Mar 4, 2024 4:04 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: 10-point tie-break gets underway

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Alcaraz serves first and he takes the opening point. Nadal opens the court and wins the second point with a mid-court forehand return. Alcaraz then takes a 2-1 lead, but Nadal levels it after confusion over the 20-year-old's first serve. At the change of sides, it's all level at 3-3

Nadal 6-3, 4-6 [3-3] Alcaraz

Mar 4, 2024 3:58 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Time for the 10-point tie-break!

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Nadal took a break and went off the court. The two players later walked to the corner of the court to have a word with the officials. It seems that one of the fans have fallen ill. The play has been halted for a moment.

Mar 4, 2024 3:53 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Alcaraz breaks to take 2nd set

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Alcaraz responds to the break of serve with back-to-back wins against the Rafa second serve. UNBELIVABLE! Las Vegas crowd are on their feet watching that forehand from Rafa! Alcaraz can't believe that. Alcaraz replies with a composed drop shot. Set point for the 20-year-old. And he breaks to take the second set.

Nadal* 6-3, 4-6 Alcaraz

Mar 4, 2024 3:49 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Nadal breaks back

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Nadal holds serve to make it 3-5 in the second set. He then wins the first three points of the ninth game of the set to have triple break point. Alcaraz saves one, but scripts a double fault to allow Nadal to break back.

Nadal 6-3, 4-5 Alcaraz*

Mar 4, 2024 3:41 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Alcaraz a game away from taking second set

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Alcaraz stands a game away from taking the second set of this epic clash. The commentator informed that it will be a 10-point shootout in the deciding set.

Nadal 6-3, 2-5 Alcaraz*

Mar 4, 2024 3:37 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Nadal keeps the 2nd set alive

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Couple of errors from Nadal and Alcaraz gets triple break point. Nadal saves two points, one with a passing forehand return. And then saves another to force a deuce. Back-to-back wins behind his second serve and Nadal gets to advantage. A third double fault in the match from Nadal and Alcaraz gets a fourth break point in the game. Nadal saves another and then gets an ace before holding serve.

Nadal* 6-3, 2-4 Alcaraz

Mar 4, 2024 3:28 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Alcaraz maintains lead in 2nd set

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: A ripper of a backhand return from Nadal. He smiles as he walks back to his position and then calls for the crowd to get behind him. There goes the loud cheer! Alcaraz bounces back serve and drop shot, making it 30-all. Nadal, however, forces a deuce after a stunning forehand return to a 136mph serve from Alcaraz. The 20-year-old eventually holds.

Nadal 6-3, 1-4 Alcaraz*

Mar 4, 2024 3:23 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Nadal holds serve

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Andy Roddick is impressed with Nadal's footwork as he assesses the first set. The 37-year-old finally holds serve in the second set.

Nadal* 6-3, 1-3 Alcaraz

Mar 4, 2024 3:18 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Rafa talks about his son

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Here is the clip of Nadal talking about the match, facing Alcaraz and about his son, who is present at the arena to watch him play. Meanwhile, Alcaraz consolidates his lead in the second set.

Nadal 6-3, 0-3 Alcaraz*

Mar 4, 2024 3:14 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Alcaraz gets first break in 2nd set

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: A bit of stats from the 1st set - Nadal won 68 per cent of points behind first serve, which was less than what Alcaraz managed (79%), but the legend dominated with his second serve, winning 64 per cent of points behind it. Meanwhile, Alcaraz gets the first break in the second set after Nadal registers a second double fault in the match.

Nadal* 6-3, 0-2 Alcaraz

Mar 4, 2024 3:11 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: What a response from Alcaraz!

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Despite losing the first set, Alcaraz bounces back with a strong response as he holds to 30 in the opening service game of the second set.

Nadal 6-3, 0-1 Alcaraz*

Mar 4, 2024 3:05 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Nadal takes the first set in 38 minutes

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Nadal, serving for the set, errs on the forehand down the line return, but gets back-to-back aces. Set point for the 37-year-old after Alcaraz overhits his forehand return. Nadal takes the first set in 38 minutes.

Nadal* 6-3 Alcaraz

Mar 4, 2024 3:03 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Alcaraz still a break behind

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Another quick service game from Alcaraz. Couple of aces from the 20-year-old as he remains a break behind in the first set.

Nadal 5-3 Alcaraz*

Mar 4, 2024 2:58 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Nadal a game away from taking 1st set

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Nadal brings on the intensity - first with the serve and volley and then with the volley smash. He goes 30-0 up. Gets denied by the net cord on the next point. Alcaraz bounces back to make it deuce. Opportunity for the 20-year-old. But Nadal denies. He struggled a bit in this game, but he gets out with a hold of serve

Nadal* 5-2 Alcaraz

Mar 4, 2024 2:53 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Alcaraz keeps the 1st set alive

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Nadal and Alcaraz all smiles after the latter misses a volley. Rafa can't believe it for sure. The first time Alcaraz brought out the drop shot. Nadal responded, but Alcaraz failed to capitalise with an open court in front of him. Alcaraz bounces back with four straight points to script a comfortable hold.

Nadal 4-2 Alcaraz*

Mar 4, 2024 2:50 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Lot of Hollywood stars in the house

Mar 4, 2024 2:48 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Nadal maintains lead

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Couple of errors from Nadal now, but he bounces back with an ace. Alcaraz, meanwhile, got his racquet changed during the change of ends, getting one with tighter strings to get more control. Nadal goes 30-15 up, but allows Alcaraz to level the score with his first double fault in the match. Nadal holds serve.

Nadal* 4-1 Alcaraz

Mar 4, 2024 2:45 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Alcaraz finally holds serve

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Here's a look at that no-look shot from Nadal. Meanwhile, a quick service game from Alcaraz as he finally holds.

Nadal 3-1 Alcaraz*

Mar 4, 2024 2:41 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Nadal consolidates lead

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Alcaraz responds to the break of serve with a clean backhand crosscourt winner. Nadal looks to charge towards the net, but took the ball on early as the forehand return sailed over the baseline. What a rally there between the two, especially that heavy backhand return from Nadal. Alcaraz erred on return with forehand and Nadal goes 40-30 up. Nadal negates the deuce with a classic Rafa forehand. OH...what a shot! Las Vegas goes berserk. Overhead no-look smash from Nadal. He holds again.

Nadal* 3-0 Alcaraz

Mar 4, 2024 2:35 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Nadal breaks first

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Despite it being an exhibition match, players can opt for a challenge against the umpire's call. Nadal wins the first two points, but Alcaraz draws an error on the backhand with his serve. He follows it up with an ace. The 22-time Slam winner, however, got the first break point of the match. He converts after a double fault from Alcaraz.

Nadal 2-0 Alcaraz*

Mar 4, 2024 2:31 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: What a start from Nadal!

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: What a way to start things off for Nadal! A long rally and Nadal eventually gets the first point with an overhead volley. However, he errs on the forehand on the next point. Makes it 30-all with a stunning ace. The senior Spaniard eventually holds serve.

Nadal * 1-0 Alcaraz

Mar 4, 2024 2:26 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Legend vs prodigy clash gets underway in Las Vegas

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: And it gets underway at the Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Remember, this is just an exhibition match. So sit back, relax and enjoy the match.

Nadal serves.

Mar 4, 2024 2:20 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Players warm up before the big clash!

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: It's time for the toss first. Alcaraz calls head. He will receive first. Players warm up for epic clash. Andre Agassi feels that players will begin with serious athleticism and Andy Roddick agrees with it.

Mar 4, 2024 2:18 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Rafa Nadal up next!

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: There is a bit of silence after Alcaraz settled in on the bench, and then the crowd went berserk again, even before the announcer called Nadal's entry. After a small clip on his career achievements ins played, Nadal makes his way into the arena.

Mar 4, 2024 2:15 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Here comes Carlos Alcaraz!

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Two-time Grand Slam champion Alcaraz makes his way into the arena amid a rapturous reception.

Mar 4, 2024 2:07 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Alcaraz on the clash against Rafa in Las Vegas

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: “I’m honored and so happy to be sharing the court with Rafa in Las Vegas, He’s an all-time great, of course, and his records and achievements speak for themselves. Rafa also is one of the nicest guys on Tour and I look forward to our match on March 3.”

Mar 4, 2024 2:02 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Rafa on the clash against Alcaraz in Las Vegas

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: “I’m very excited for my first visit to Las Vegas, one of the most iconic and entertaining cities in the world, I’m also very excited to be playing with my fellow countryman Carlos Alcaraz. I am sure it will be a fantastic night of tennis.”

Mar 4, 2024 1:56 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Who leads head-to-head?

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Nadal leads 2-1 against Alcaraz. Their first meeting was back in 2021, in the second round of 2021 Madrid Masters. Less than a year later, they met at Indian Wells before Alcaraz managed to get his first win against his idol as Madrid Masters, sealing a 6-2 1-6 6-3 victory.

Mar 4, 2024 1:51 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: The stage is set!

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: The arena is all set to welcome Rafa and Alcaraz for the epic clash. We are just moments away from the match now.

Mar 4, 2024 1:47 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: What's to gain for Rafa and Alcaraz?

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Both the players will be participating at the Indian Wells in California next week, with the draw for the ATP Masters event slated to be announced on March 5.

Mar 4, 2024 1:43 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Well, the event is already underway!

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: The Netflix Slam is already underway in Las Vegas with American tennis stars in Frances Tiafoe, Taylor Fritz, Sam Querrey and John Isner up for Ace Challenge.

Mar 4, 2024 1:40 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Rafa and Alcaraz's form heading into the match

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Nadal made a return after 12 months on the sidelines earlier in January at Brisbane International. However, after two stellar performances, the Spaniard incurred a fresh hip injury which forced him to pull out of Australian Open. The Netflix Slam will be his first appearance since the first week of January.

Alcaraz, on the other hand, sprained his right ankle on the first point of his first match at the Rio Open about 10 days back. Earlier, he lost to Alexander Zverev in the Australian Open quarters before suffering a semifinal exit in Argentina Open.

Mar 4, 2024 1:32 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Why 'legend vs prodigy' label?

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Nadal has been one of the legend's of the sport, having won 22 career Slams and 92 ATP singles trophies, while Alcaraz, over the course of the last two seasons, where he won a major each - US Open in 2022 and Wimbledon in 2023 - has lived up to the expectation of being Rafa's heir apparent.

Mar 4, 2024 1:23 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Is it an ATP-approved event?

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: No. Hence, the winner will not be allotted any points which would help them in their ATP rankings. It's only an exhibition match.

Mar 4, 2024 1:13 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: What is the Netflix Slam?

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: It's a first-of-its-kind exhibition match. It's not a Slam. This live-streamed clash between 22-time Grand Slam champion Nadal and world No. 2 Alcaraz is an exhibition match. Netflix - the ones behind the tennis reality series Break Point, who also put together Drive to Survive - is aiming to put on a spectacle for a show in Las Vegas with this 'legend vs prodigy' clash.

Mar 4, 2024 1:04 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Rafa and Alcaraz get a quick practice before the epic clash

Mar 4, 2024 1:00 AM IST

Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of The Netflix Slam in Las Vegas where Rafael Nadal will take on Carlos Alcaraz. Stay tuned for more updates!

Mar 4, 2024 2:35 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Nadal breaks first

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Despite it being an exhibition match, players can opt for a challenge against the umpire's call. Nadal wins the first two points, but Alcaraz draws an error on the backhand with his serve. He follows it up with an ace. The 22-time Slam winner, however, got the first break point of the match. He converts after a double fault from Alcaraz.

Nadal 2-0 Alcaraz*

Mar 4, 2024 2:31 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: What a start from Nadal!

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: What a way to start things off for Nadal! A long rally and Nadal eventually gets the first point with an overhead volley. However, he errs on the forehand on the next point. Makes it 30-all with a stunning ace. The senior Spaniard eventually holds serve.

Nadal * 1-0 Alcaraz

Mar 4, 2024 2:26 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Legend vs prodigy clash gets underway in Las Vegas

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: And it gets underway at the Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Remember, this is just an exhibition match. So sit back, relax and enjoy the match.

Nadal serves.

Mar 4, 2024 2:20 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Players warm up before the big clash!

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: It's time for the toss first. Alcaraz calls head. He will receive first. Players warm up for epic clash. Andre Agassi feels that players will begin with serious athleticism and Andy Roddick agrees with it.

Mar 4, 2024 2:18 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Rafa Nadal up next!

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: There is a bit of silence after Alcaraz settled in on the bench, and then the crowd went berserk again, even before the announcer called Nadal's entry. After a small clip on his career achievements ins played, Nadal makes his way into the arena.

Mar 4, 2024 2:15 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Here comes Carlos Alcaraz!

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Two-time Grand Slam champion Alcaraz makes his way into the arena amid a rapturous reception.

Mar 4, 2024 2:07 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Alcaraz on the clash against Rafa in Las Vegas

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: “I’m honored and so happy to be sharing the court with Rafa in Las Vegas, He’s an all-time great, of course, and his records and achievements speak for themselves. Rafa also is one of the nicest guys on Tour and I look forward to our match on March 3.”

Mar 4, 2024 2:02 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Rafa on the clash against Alcaraz in Las Vegas

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: “I’m very excited for my first visit to Las Vegas, one of the most iconic and entertaining cities in the world, I’m also very excited to be playing with my fellow countryman Carlos Alcaraz. I am sure it will be a fantastic night of tennis.”

Mar 4, 2024 1:56 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Who leads head-to-head?

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Nadal leads 2-1 against Alcaraz. Their first meeting was back in 2021, in the second round of 2021 Madrid Masters. Less than a year later, they met at Indian Wells before Alcaraz managed to get his first win against his idol as Madrid Masters, sealing a 6-2 1-6 6-3 victory.

Mar 4, 2024 1:51 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: The stage is set!

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: The arena is all set to welcome Rafa and Alcaraz for the epic clash. We are just moments away from the match now.

Mar 4, 2024 1:47 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: What's to gain for Rafa and Alcaraz?

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Both the players will be participating at the Indian Wells in California next week, with the draw for the ATP Masters event slated to be announced on March 5.

Mar 4, 2024 1:43 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Well, the event is already underway!

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: The Netflix Slam is already underway in Las Vegas with American tennis stars in Frances Tiafoe, Taylor Fritz, Sam Querrey and John Isner up for Ace Challenge.

Mar 4, 2024 1:40 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Rafa and Alcaraz's form heading into the match

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Nadal made a return after 12 months on the sidelines earlier in January at Brisbane International. However, after two stellar performances, the Spaniard incurred a fresh hip injury which forced him to pull out of Australian Open. The Netflix Slam will be his first appearance since the first week of January.

Alcaraz, on the other hand, sprained his right ankle on the first point of his first match at the Rio Open about 10 days back. Earlier, he lost to Alexander Zverev in the Australian Open quarters before suffering a semifinal exit in Argentina Open.

Mar 4, 2024 1:32 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Why 'legend vs prodigy' label?

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Nadal has been one of the legend's of the sport, having won 22 career Slams and 92 ATP singles trophies, while Alcaraz, over the course of the last two seasons, where he won a major each - US Open in 2022 and Wimbledon in 2023 - has lived up to the expectation of being Rafa's heir apparent.

Mar 4, 2024 1:23 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Is it an ATP-approved event?

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: No. Hence, the winner will not be allotted any points which would help them in their ATP rankings. It's only an exhibition match.

Mar 4, 2024 1:13 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: What is the Netflix Slam?

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: It's a first-of-its-kind exhibition match. It's not a Slam. This live-streamed clash between 22-time Grand Slam champion Nadal and world No. 2 Alcaraz is an exhibition match. Netflix - the ones behind the tennis reality series Break Point, who also put together Drive to Survive - is aiming to put on a spectacle for a show in Las Vegas with this 'legend vs prodigy' clash.

Mar 4, 2024 1:04 AM IST

Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz, The Netflix Slam Live: Rafa and Alcaraz get a quick practice before the epic clash

Mar 4, 2024 1:00 AM IST

Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of The Netflix Slam in Las Vegas where Rafael Nadal will take on Carlos Alcaraz. Stay tuned for more updates!

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