Rafael Nadal will face Carlos Alcaraz live on Netflix

A tennis match between the two Spanish grands will take place in Las Vegas as Netflix continues its foray into live sports broadcasting.

The streaming giant said its next live sports event, called The Netflix Slam, is scheduled for Sunday, March 3rd, 2024.

Rafael Nadal, 22-time Grand Slam men’s singles title champion, will face a fellow Spaniard, World No. 2 Carlos Alcaraz in a special match that will take place in Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, in Las Vegas.

The stream will target both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking markets, broadcasting in both languages, according to Netflix. While the duel between Nadal and Alcaraz is marketed as a one-off, the company said it plans more matches between additional players.

“I’m very excited for my first visit to Las Vegas, one of the most iconic and entertaining cities in the world,” Nadal said in a statement. “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.”

Meanwhile, Alcaraz said he was “honored and so happy” to share the court with Nadal in Las Vegas.

“He’s an all-time great, of course, and his records and achievements speak for themselves. Rafa also is one of the nicest guys on Tour and I look forward to our match,” he said.

Tickets to see the show in the arena will go on sale to the public Friday, December 15th, with prices starting at $88, Netflix said.

This is the second time Netflix will broadcast a live sports event. The live broadcast of The Netflix Cup saw Formula 1 drivers paired with PGA Tour golfers in an eight-hole match at the Wynn Las Vegas golf course.

The first live broadcast on Netflix was a stand-up comedy special from Chris Rock and took place in March this year. In July, there was also a live reunion of the Season 3 cast of Love Is Blind: Brazil, and The 30th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards live event is scheduled for February.

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