Juan Martin Del Potro defeated Rafa Nadal in an exhibition at Madison Square Garden, but their doubles match afterwards was just as entertaining.
Rafael Nadal played Juan Martin Del Potro in an exhibition match at Madison Square Garden to celebrate World Tennis Day.
In the main event, a singles match between the two, it was the Argentine who triumphed, winning 6-4 7-6 over Nadal.
Despite losing the match, it was an impressive first return to hard courts for Rafa Nadal, who has not been seen on the surface since the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami in April 2012.
With the occasion being an exhibition, there was time to have some fun – and the two players elected to each find a doubles partner from the crowd in order to play a few points.
Nadal selected the Hollywood actor, a regular at tennis events across the world, whilst Juan Martin Del Potro chose a little girl sitting close to the front of the MSG seats.
Without ruining too much, she turned out to be the star of the show. Watch her in action below: