Nadal vs. Alcaraz in Vegas exhibition

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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.

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2022 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 C. Alcaraz 6,820
2 R. Nadal 6,020
3 C. Ruud 5,820
4 S. Tsitsipas 5,550
5 N. Djokovic 4,820
6 F. Auger-Aliassime 4,195
7 D. Medvedev 4,065
8 A. Rublev 3,930
9 T. Fritz 3,355
10 H. Hurkacz 2,905
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2022 WTA Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 I. Swiatek 11,085
2 O. Jabeur 5,055
3 J. Pegula 4,691
4 C. Garcia 4,375
5 A. Sabalenka 3,925
6 M. Sakkari 3,871
7 C. Gauff 3,646
8 D. Kasatkina 3,435
9 V. Kudermetova 2,795
10 S. Halep 2,661
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