Watch: Manchester City Legend Sergio Aguero Tries to Emulate Rafael Nadal’s Feisty Forehand on Clay

Published 01/13/2022, 10:30 AM EST
Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero (2R) celebrates after scoring a penalty goal against Borussia Moenchengladbach during their Champions League Group D soccer match in Moenchengladbach, Germany, September 30, 2015. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay


Sergio Aguero has long enthralled soccer fans with his lightning strikes. He will be remembered for scoring one of the most iconic goals in Premier League’s history, let alone Manchester City. The Argentine blasted a strike into Queen Park Rangers’ net to hand Manchester City the Premier League title. His strike in the stoppage time was enough to separate them on top from their city rivals via goal difference. However, times have changed since then with the Manchester City legend now retiring from soccer.

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Sergio Aguero enjoys playing tennis

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The 33-year-old Argentine has made a return to sports after his heart condition forced early retirement. Sergio Aguero posted a video of himself playing tennis on clay courts in South America. The former Barcelona striker was forced to retire from soccer in December 2021 just months after joining the club due to his health. The fans, though, were happy to see him back playing, albeit on tennis courts.

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The iconic forward showed off his tennis skills and looked like a seasoned professional. He was seen hitting some amazing one-handed forehands and two-handed backhand strokes, reminding us of the Spanish great Rafael Nadal. Aguero was all smiles after he came out on top in that rally. The Argentine posted the clip on his official Instagram handle with the caption ‘Entrenando’ meaning ‘training’.

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Crystal Palace’s Yohan Cabaye in action with Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero
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Further, in the comments section, Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea commented ‘Nalbandian‘, in reference to the former Argentine World Number 3 and Wimbledon runner-up. The two, who played together at Atletico Madrid have been good friends and are often seen hanging out together.

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However, it isn’t the first time the Manchester City legend has picked up a tennis racquet. He played a warm-up match with his fellow Argentinian, Juan Martin del Potro, at the ATP World Tour Finals in 2012 at the O2 Arena in London. Moreover, his return to sport will certainly make the fans happy. Also, based on his game in the video, it won’t be long before we see him playing in the Grand Slams!

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Vatsal Shah

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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.

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