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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Saturday May 29, 2021

Yesterday in Paris, we learned that Iga Swiatek hadn’t had the chances to speak to Rafael Nadal for advice about defending the Roland-Garros title.

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Today in Paris, Swiatek got something even better: a hit with the King of Clay.

That hit happened after the pair engaged in a “champion’s chat on Saturday.

Nadal, seeded third at Roland-Garros this year, had a 30-minute warmup on Court 5, before hit with Aslan Karatsev on Chatrier at 11:00. He then jumped over to Court 5 to for a 4:00 session. He will face Alexei Popyrin in the first round.

Swiatek, who will face her good friend Kaja Juvan in the opening round, was slated to hit with Angelique Kerber on Court 8 on Saturday.