After a season filled with high-stakes clashes, Novak Djokovic joked that he sees Rafael Nadal more often than his own mother. Sure enough, just a few weeks after facing off in the last match of the season at the ATP World Tour Finals, tennis’ top two men reunited in South America for a short exhibition swing that took them through Chile and Argentina.
Though the pair have played each other 39 times in their careers across four different continents, they have never played each other in South America. They clearly made the most of it.
Nadal and Djokovic were joined by freshly-retired local heroes David Nalbandian and Nicolas Massu, as the exhibitions served as a celebration of their careers. The packed crowds got a good show:
Hera are more photos and highlights from what looked like a fun and goofy week.
One of the prizes for winning the exhibition event in Buenos Aires: A real-life Will Smith. (ALEJANDRO PAGNI/AFP/Getty Images)
The Djoker had his exhibition level turned up to 11. (ALEJANDRO PAGNI/AFP/Getty Images)
More highlights from the weekend here:
The pair took in a Boca Juniors game at La Bombonera in Buenos Aires and even took some penalty kicks during the half. (Eduardo Di Baia/AP)
No surprise here: Rafa is good at the football:
The two played some tennis on a barge in front of the Perito Moreno Glacier. (Argentina’s Ministry of Tourism/Handout)
That was one surreal setting:
I don’t think Nalbandian has been keeping up with his training since he hung up his racket. (JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Djokovic imitating Nadal? (ALEJANDRO PAGNI/AFP/Getty Images)
Djokovic imitating Nadal:
Dr. Djokovic is back on call. (JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)