For a couple of minutes, after Rafael Nadal’s practice in Rome on Monday, two-time French Open champion Maria Sharapova got to hit with him on court.
It was an item struck off the bucket list, Sharapova wrote on Twitter.
In 2012 and 2014, Sharapova and Nadal both won the French Open.
Sharapova also has won Rome three times, most recently in 2015. Nadal has won it seven times, although not since 2013.
Her referring to Nadal as the GOAT (the clay GOAT – she obviously meant) predictably had Roger Federer fans (among others) rushing to their keyboards to take offense.