LAS VEGAS (AP) —
Rafael Nadal and
Carlos Alcaraz will resume their rivalry for the ages in an exhibition match in Las Vegas on March 5.
Nadal, who is 36, owns a men's-record 22 Grand Slam titles, including two in 2022 at the Australian Open in January and French Open in June, while Alcaraz, 19, claimed his first major trophy at the U.S. Open in September.
The two Spaniards finished 1-2 in this year’s ATP rankings: Alcaraz is the youngest man to finish at No. 1, while Nadal is the oldest to finish at No. 2. They're also the first two countrymen to lead the men's rankings since Americans Pete Sampras and Michael Chang in 1996.
The match — being touted, boxing-style, as "The Slam: Nadal vs. Alcaraz" — will be held inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Tickets go on sale Friday.