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Watch: Rafael Nadal and Casper Ruud play one of the points of the year alongside Sabatini and Dulko in Argentina

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Rafael Nadal (L) and Casper Ruud in Argentina

Rafael Nadal and Casper Ruud's exhibition tour of Argentina began on November 23 in the capital city of Buenos Aires. The duo started the event with a singles match between themselves, which went in the favor of the 22-time Major champion 7-6(8), 6-2.

In the second match, the pair were joined by former Argentine tennis stars Gabriela Sabatini and Gisela Dulko for a one-set mixed doubles contest. While Sabatini was on Nadal's side, Dulko and Ruud teamed up on the other side.

In a video shared by a fan on Instagram, all four players can be seen working in tandem to play one of the best points of the year. The point was won by Sabatini and Nadal.

You can watch the video here:

Rafael Nadal stuns Casper Ruud with a monster forehand in Argentina

Casper Ruud (L) congratulates Rafael Nadal after their match at the 2022 ATP Finals
Casper Ruud (L) congratulates Rafael Nadal after their match at the 2022 ATP Finals

Earlier in the singles encounter, Rafael Nadal produced arguably one of the fastest forehands of his career. The Spaniard jumped in the air to generate extra force behind the shot before hitting a clean winner down the line at 5-2, 15-0.

This was Nadal's third win over Ruud in 2022, albeit not officially. The former World No. 1 had not lost a set in either of his previous two encounters against Ruud on tour this season - which came in the Roland Garros final and the group stage of the ATP Finals.

Their most recent face-off in Turin was insignificant in terms of stakes, as the Norwegian had already qualified for the semifinals while Nadal was out of the tournament. After losing the match 7-5, 7-5, Ruud, the eventual ATP Finals runner-up said:

"Again, you know you're playing Rafa, you want to play well. Yeah, there was nothing on the line except for some extra points, and extra prize money in this match. Wasn't like the last time we played, a Grand Slam final. It was a little bit different.
"But I just tried to keep my flow going, that I had a good rhythm, like I said, not risking too much in terms of my body and the physical aspects of the match."

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Edited by Sudeshna Banerjee
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