Tennis Stars Play Friendly Match On Manhattan Street
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The two top tennis players in the world, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, played a friendly match on the streets of Manhattan Thursday to mark the upcoming US Open.
Number one ranked Roger Federer and number two ranked Rafael Nadal exchanged volleys on a court set up at 54th and Lexington.
Hundreds of fans were on hand for the match designed to get people ready for next week's US Open.
Both players say they love playing in the city.
"It's a nice place, it's a nice sensation," said Nadal. "I'm very happy, and I want to say thank you very much to Nike for inviting me and Roger to play here. I'm very happy about that."
There was also a youth tennis clinic, and some lucky fans got to try and return a serve from the two tennis stars.