Rafa vs Novak: An Epic Showdown with a Difference!
The event will take place in aid of raising money for the Real Madrid Foundation and the Rafa Nadal Foundation which both makes use of sport as a utensil to uplift communities and encourage social integration.
The match which bare witness to the two top players in the world at this point will attract a crowd in excess of 80 000 people, one of the largest crowd to ever attend a tennis match in history.
The event will be particularly significant for the Spaniard (Nadal) as he is a passionate Real supporter, and there is no doubt that the crowd will certainly be backing the young champion.
Djokovic and Nadal were the finalist in this year’s first Grand Slam in Australia which saw the Serbian (Djokovic) prevailing 5-7 6-4 6-2 6-7 (5-7) 7-5 in an epic contest lasting five hours and 53 minutes, making it the longest final in Grand Slam history.
Nadal, who has struggled to dominate the Serb in recent times is always keen on pushing the envelope and facing a tough opponent such as Djokovic is and exciting prospect says the Spaniard even if it’s just an exhibition match.
“It will be a classic match, the massive crowd, playing at the Bernabeu and playing for such a good cause is more than enough reason to look forward to the contest. Besides, I am always hungry to play Novak as he is the best in the world and you always want to beat the best,” said Nadal.