Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro faced off in an exhibition match at the BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden last night. During the game, Nadal went into the stands and brought Ben Still onto the court. Not wanting to play 1-on-2, del Potro pulled a little girl from the audience to make it a mixed doubles match.
As the players take their places, Stiller tells the little girl she is going down. To the delight of the crowd she then returns her first volley from Nadal. Stiller continues to play the villain by dropping a shot over the net, only to be showered with boos. As the “match” continues, the girl continues to return volleys and even fires one at Stiller that he can’t even touch. That is enough. Standing ovation, a kiss from Rafael Nadal and back to her seat.
There are some pictures of the little girl celebrating below. Here is a view from the stands:
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