The court where Rafael Nadal will play in Misiones.  In the background, the Iguazú Falls.

The Spanish tennis player will pass through Misiones, where he will play on a court set up in front of the Garganta del Diablo, an impressive waterfall.

Rafael Nadal will play an exhibition against the Norwegian Casper Ruud, this wednesday in Buenos Aires. However, the Spanish tennis player will take a few hours to visit the province of Misiones. There, the former number 1 in the world will offer a tennis demonstration in an idyllic setting in Puerto Iguazúa court built meters from one of the Natural Wonders of the World.

Nadal, 36 years old, will arrive this tuesday to Argentina. The main activity on his agenda is the match that he will host together with the Norwegian Ruud at the Arena Parque Roca, in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Villa Soldati. But before that he will be the protagonist of an impressive postcard in Misiones.

It is that this same Tuesday will travel to Puerto Iguazú to step on a very special field, set up in front of the waterfalls that crown the Devil’s throat. It is located in the Gran Meliá Iguazú, a five-star complex which was chosen this year as the best hotel in Argentina in the World Travel Awards.




The court where Rafael Nadal will play in Misiones. In the background, the Iguazú Falls.

This visit will be fifth of Rafael Nadal to Argentinaafter having participated in three editions of the ATP in Buenos Aires (he became champion in 2015) and an exhibition match against Novak Djokovic.

What will Rafael Nadal’s agenda be like in Argentina?

After passing through Iguazú, the number 2 in the ranking will settle this Tuesday in Buenos Aires. At 7:00 p.m., together with Ruud (3 in the world), he will give a press conference in the Alto Palermo mall.

Later, both tennis players will participate in a gala dinner with other athletes and with those who bought the VIP Experience tickets. Mariano Zabaleta will lead a talk with the Spaniardly with the Norwegian, in which the anecdotes will abound. They will also say present Gabriela Sabatini and Gisela Dulko.

Rafael Nadal and Casper Ruud, after the 2022 Roland Garros final. Photo EFE


Rafael Nadal and Casper Ruud, after the 2022 Roland Garros final. Photo EFE

On Wednesday, the day of the exhibition, Nadal will share some time with the fans who purchased tickets that include a meet and greet with the maximum winner of Grand Slams of all history.

Finally, at 6:00 p.m. (with transmission from Fox Sports), the tennis day will begin. In addition to the duel with Ruud, there will be a match of mixed doubleswhich will include both Sabatini (former number 3 in the women’s ranking) and Dulko (he came to be 26th).

Nadal and Ruud met twice in matches on the ATP tour, both this year. In both, Manacor won. First, with a resounding 6-3, 6-3 and 6-0 in the final of Roland Garros, a victory that brought his count in the French Major to 14 and the number of Grand Slam titles to 22.

Closer, just four days ago he beat the Norwegian again at the ATP Finals in Turin, which brings together the best rackets of the season. It was in two sets, double 7-5.

However, it was not enough for the Spaniard, who had lost to the American Taylor Fritz and the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime in his first two appearances and saw his dream of reaching the Masters Tournament frustrated, the title that his excellent team lacks. race.

For his part, Ruud (23 years old) led the Green Group, put in an outstanding performance and reached the final, in which he lost to Serbian Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-4.

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