During the last two weeks, Rafael Nadal Y Casper Ruud have surprised South American viewers with a series of exhibition matches held in various cities of the continent.
The world numbers 2 and 3 delighted tennis fans with some exciting points in Buenos Aires, Belo Horizonte, Quito, Bogota, and yesterday in Mexico Citydemonstrating once again the rise of this sport in South America.
Nadal ends this little tour with a favorable balance of 4-1 in the course of the last two weeks. The Norwegian’s only victory came in Quito. The last exhibition match held yesterday left one of the best points of the tour: a false ‘smash’ by Nadal that caught Casper Ruud totally unawares surrendered to the magic of the Mallorcan.
The meeting was held at the Monumental Bullring of Mexicoan impressive venue that attracted more than 40,000 viewers. In front of the jubilant Mexican fans, Nadal won the last game by 7-6 Y 6-4, thus ending his journey on American soil. Now, he has to rest and prepare for the first Grand Slam of 2023, the australian openin which the Spanish defends title.