Nadal And Federer Battle It Out On A Soaking Court!

By Meera Dolasia on January 4, 2011

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Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have competed on grass, clay and cement courts - But a water court? That has to be a first! However, the tennis champions proved that if necassary, they could walk er play on water too!

The epic one-time match that took place on January 2nd atop a court which at times seemed to be sinking into the waters of Qatar's Doha Bay, was a publicity stunt to promote the Qatar Open Tennis Championships that began on January 3rd.

Though the two players valiantly tried to battle it out, as you will see from the video, it was a far cry from their normally fierce matches. With both barely daring to move on the soaking court for fear of slipping, the match resembled at best, a leisurely game of paddle tennis.

While there is no word on who won or if the players even kept score, both seemed to be in great spirits at the end of the game. However, do not expect the same congeniality later this week, when they face each other on Qatar's Plexicushion hard courts. With Nadal fighting to hold on to his top seed position and Federer trying to reclaim what has been his spot for many years, it is guaranteed to be much more exciting than this match.


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  • cheetahluver
    cheetahluverSunday, July 5, 2015 at 5:51 pm
    Oh wow! That must be totally awesome and hilarious to watch! "Hits a killer serve and falls backward into the water." ACE!!!
    • loilpopTuesday, January 13, 2015 at 9:57 am
      tennis rules when it comes to left hands :) :) :)
      • icecream967
        icecream967Friday, September 5, 2014 at 6:25 am
        It seems super hard
        • hunter5
          hunter5Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 7:01 pm
          how do you play on water the ball wouldnt bounce so cool
          • MINECRAF NOOBMonday, January 28, 2013 at 7:42 pm
            I had practice over water very hard must keep balance
            • RockstarThursday, November 8, 2012 at 4:47 am
              i wish i was playing on the court too!!!!
              • JannaMonday, October 22, 2012 at 4:59 pm
                MMM...... Interesting
                • fish1027
                  fish1027Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 1:22 pm
                  Soo cool
                  • Kay-KayWednesday, April 18, 2012 at 1:45 pm
                    I`m taking tennis. I lucky our practice isn`t OVER WATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                    • maWednesday, April 18, 2012 at 9:51 am
                      OMG! I have never seen that!

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