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Incredible footage from new Netflix doco shows 'Rafa Nadal winning the French Open before they even took the court'

Incredible footage from new Netflix doco shows 'Rafa Nadal winning the French Open before they even took the court'

You couldn't cut two more contrasting characters.

The release of Netflix's new series 'Break Point' has been met with a lot of hype – and for good reason too.

Tennis' answer to Formula One's 'Drive To Survive' gives viewers behind-the-scenes access to one of the most popular sports on the planet.

The fly-on-the-wall-style doco follows tennis' biggest stars on the Tour, covering everything from there life away from the court to their highs and often-lows on it.

And with more and more people tuning in since its release, it seems one scene in particular has stood out.

Rafael Nadal, the most decorated men's tennis player in history, had a very memorable 2022.

Last year, he won two Grand Slams with his victory in the Australian and French Open breaking his tie with rivals Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic to become the first man in history to win a 21st and 22nd Grand Slam singles title.

During one scene in Break Point, fans have seemingly noticed the moment where Nadal had already won the match – and it turns out it was well before he had even stepped foot on the court.

In the clip, Nadal can be seen standing in the tunnel alongside then-23-year-old Casper Ruud, as the dup prepare to walk out ahead of the final.

One one hand, Ruud - relatively fresh on the scene competing in his first Grand Slam singles final - simply stands in the corridor waiting for the call from officials to enter.

Nadal, in stark contrast to his opponent, can be seen intensely warming up.

Jogging back and forth up the hallway, Nadal breaks out into short sprints before mimicking backhand and forehand shots.

He's even heard giving a little grunt at one point.

Meanwhile, clearly a bit stunned, Ruud just stood there watching.

Two very contrasting characters, it has to be said.

Joe Pompliano posted the video to Twitter, saying: "My favourite scene from Netflix's new series "Break Point" has to be Rafael Nadal winning the French Open before they even take the court."

It wasn't long before fellow tennis fans joined in.

One replied: "This clip got me so hyped."

As another added: "It's a mind game and all about getting into the right state."

Meanwhile, a third said: "Walking into a Gladiator arena in 100 BC.... only one of those men are coming out alive.... and we know which one it is."

Nadal went on to win the match, of course, carving his name into the history books in the process.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Tennis, Rafael Nadal