Carlos Alcaraz vs. Rafael Nadal 'Netflix Slam': How to watch, stream and need to know

Two tennis greats play a huge exhibition on Netflix.
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Are you ready for the event of the century, tennis fans? OK, admittedly, that might have been Carlos Alcaraz versus Novak Djokovic in the final of Wimbledon in 2023. But Netflix hopes you believe the biggest tennis match is Rafael Nadal versus Carlos Alcaraz.

Very likely, Netflix subscribers will not simply tune in and see a match. There probably will be some creativity involved somehow. Maybe a different scoring system or players have to try to win points by using their non-dominant hand.

Those are just guesses, of course. Maybe everything will be played standard. But if you want to watch the Netflix Slam, here is what you need to know.

When is the Netflix Slam happening?

The Netflix Slam (which is really just one main match so the use of the word "Slam" is quite a bit of hyperbole) takes place at 3:30 pm ET on Sunday, March 3. The exhibition will take place at Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tickets are mostly gone, but if you catch a flight I bet, um...I mean, you can likely scalp a ticket or five. But just do not do anything illegal.

How to watch the Netflix Slam

Clearly, if you want to watch Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz play, you can do so on the streaming service Netflix. If you subscribe ad-free, you won't be bothered by silly commercials. If you don't have Netflix but want to watch this match, a premium (non-ad but with extra perks) subscription costs $22.99 a month. A standard (still ad-free) subscription runs $15.99 a month.

How you can meet Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal

As part of the weekend's festivities, people going to the event can hit one-on-one with Nadal and/or Alcaraz. That will cost you quite a lot of money, though. Each session will run $150,000 (no, that is not a joke). There are group options as well but those still cost $50,000 per person.

Besides the two Spanish greats, there are other players, both current and past, who will participate in the event. Taylor Fritz, John Isner, Frances Tiafoe, and Sam Querry will be involved in the Ace Challenge, but the details are a bit murky. If it is just as simple as which player can hit more aces, my money is on Isner.

There will also be on and off-the-court commentary. Those involved in that part of the Netflix Slam include Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, Jim Courier, Mary Joe Fernández, Patrick McEnroe, tennis analyst Prakash Amritraj, and host Kay Adams. The Nadal versus Alcaraz match might not matter as far as rankings points, but the event should be fun at least.

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