Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic to play exhibition game in Thailand

Bangkok’s Hua Mark Indoor Stadium to host the tennis legends on October 2

Bangkok: The world's top-ranked player Novak Djokovic will play an exhibition match against longstanding rival Rafael Nadal in Thailand next month.

Suwat Liptapanlop, president of the Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand, said Wednesday that the match would be played on October 2 at Bangkok's Hua Mark Indoor Stadium.

(Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in action during French Open 2015)

He said the match was important to the tourist industry after last month's deadly bombing of the Erawan Shrine, saying it will "boost confidence of Thailand's safety and the business returns to usual."

Djokovic last came to Thailand in 2008 when he lost the final of the ATP Thailand Open to Jo Wilfried Tsonga, while Nadal visited the capital in 2010 for the same tournament and lost in the semifinals.

( Source : AP )
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