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Rafael Nadal is using unique methods to play points at home.

Tennis At Home Open: Nadal's Intense Backyard Rallies

Spaniard delivers the fun on social media

Rafael Nadal is finding creative ways for a competitive outlet while staying at home. The Spaniard and his sister, Maria Bel, shared their backyard tennis skills in a social media post on Saturday and proved that just about anything can work as a net.

The rallies featured several volley exchanges and even a tweener from the World No. 2 in the FedEx ATP Rankings. They were both in a generous mood and still kept one of the points going after he used his hand to block a backhand from Maria Bel.


Nadal has been spending plenty of time working on the #NuestraMejorVictoria campaign he launched last month with six-time NBA All-Star Pau Gasol. The initiative, which forms part of the #CruzRojaResponde (Red Cross Responds) project, aims to raise €11 million and help citizens in need during the COVID-19 health crisis.

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Novak Djokovic, Roberto Bautista Agut, Feliciano Lopez and David Ferrer are among the ATP Tour players to donate to the campaign. WTA players Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro have also contributed.

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