Staggering price charged by Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz for private sessions revealed

Ewan West
Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz
Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz

Tennis fans will have chance to share the court with Spanish icons Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz for private sessions next month, but the cost is eye-watering.  

Nadal and Alcaraz will face off in an exhibition match in Las Vegas on March 3, with the event named the ‘Netflix Slam’ and set to be broadcast live by the streaming giant.

The event is being hosted by MGM Resorts, with the match to be staged at the Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Netflix have announced that a host of big names will be involved for “on and off court commentary and play by play.” Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, Jim Courier, Mary Joe Fernández and Patrick McEnroe will all feature, as well as tennis tennis analyst Prakash Amritraj and host Kay Adams, while Feliciano Lopez and David Ferrer will be heard by Spanish audiences.

“I’m honoured and so happy to be sharing the court with Rafa in Las Vegas,” Alcaraz told Netflix. “He’s an all-time great, of course, and his records and achievements speak for themselves.”

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Nadal also expressed his excitement ahead of the matchup: “I’m very excited for my first visit to Las Vegas. I’m also very excited to be playing with my fellow countryman Carlos Alcaraz. I am sure it will be a fantastic night of tennis.”

In addition to the main event, MGM Resorts has organised tennis sessions for fans with Nadal and Alcaraz — with private sessions with the stars costing a huge $150,000.

The private sessions have already sold out on the event’s official website, while joint group clinics with the two former world No 1’s are also available at $50,000 per person.

A group clinic with top American players Frances Tiafoe and Taylor Fritz is also being offered at $25,000 per person. Sessions with retired Americans John Isner and Sam Querrey will cost $2,000 per person, while clinics with doubles legends Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan are available for $1,000 per person.

Alcaraz and Nadal have both suffered with injuries ahead of the exhibition, but the duo look set to be fit to feature after their recent social media updates.

Following his retirement in the opening round at the Rio Open this week, two-time major winner Alcaraz revealed his ankle sprain would only keep him out “for a few days” and added: “See you in Las Vegas and Indian Wells!”

Nadal had hoped to return in Doha this week from the injury setback he sustained in his comeback tournament in Brisbane last month, but he was forced to withdraw.

In his most recent Instagram post, though, the 22-time Grand Slam champion captioned a video of a training session with: “Work in progress 🎯 Las Vegas & Indian Wells. 👀”

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