Top-Level Tennis Entertains the Crowd as Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz Practice Hard for Indian Wells 2022

Published 03/10/2022, 11:24 AM EST

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2022 Tennis Season is in full swing right now. We are in the third month of the season and the 1st of Sunshine Doubles ATP-1000 series will be underway in the next few hours. All top players are preparing themselves for the challenge, so are Spanish Duo Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz.

Rafael Nadal shared a photo with Carlos, captioning “good training with Carlitos” (translated via Google Translate) followed by power emojis. Calling Indian Wells a Tennis paradise.


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Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz play hard practice session

2022 Indian Wells starts on 10th March, and Rafa was practicing hard for the event. He had a game session with Carlos Alcaraz, which was quite intense. Many fans attended the practice, and it really was a treat for them as both players played “match point’ like rallies in practice.
Tennis point reporter Nate Walroth captured one long rally, which gave a glimpse of the practice session. The fans, thoroughly enjoying the 18-point rally, applauded the efforts of both the Spaniards. Enjoy the “practice Session Video”

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Alcaraz won the point in practice, as Rafa let go of the forehand shot.

Rafael Nadal and Alcaraz form for Indian Wells 2022

There is no surprise that El-Nino is in top form this season. He is currently 15-0 with 3 trophies in 2022. Rafael Nadal started his winning run in Melbourne Summer Set. Then he defeated Daniil Medvedev in a 5-set thriller for the record 21st Grand Slam title.

Very recently, Spanish ace won Mexican Open without dropping a set. World No. 4 has won Indian Wells 3 times (in 2007, 2009, and 2013) and reached semis 10 times before. If he manages to win the title, he will be the oldest player to do so, breaking Roger Federer’s record of aged 35 years 7 months and 11 days.


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Carlos Alcaraz is also in good nick this season. 18-year old Spanish emerging star has won Rio Open beating Argentine Diego Schwartzman in the final. Though he was defeated by Matteo Berrettini in the Australian Open 3rd round match, the youngster can fancy his chances against the big guns in Indian Wells.


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Who do you think will emerge victorious in Indian Wells? Do leave your comments below.

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Kunal Pradeep Chawda


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Kunal Chawda is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. Holding a bachelors degree in IT engineering and masters in marketing, Kunal is obsessed with tennis, soccer and basketball. He has intensely followed sports since the year 2002 and also competed in his collegiate days.
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