After six years without playing in Argentina, the current world number two and Nalbandian will play an exhibition in December.
After six years, Rafael Nadal will play a tennis match in Argentina. The Spaniard, currently world number two, will clash with David Nalbandian on 8. December in an exhibit that will almost certainly be held at the Parque Roca, an encounter for which he will get the figure of one million dollars.
According to the newspaper The Chronicle, the clash between Nadal and Nalbandian will be organized by Alma Productions, a company directed by Martin Jaite and they will pay Nadal an amount similar to the one he was paid by the group IMLA in March to participate in a match against Djokovic in Bogota: 1 million US$.
The last time Nadal played in Argentina was in 2005, when in the quarterfinals of the Copa Telmex in Buenos Aires he lost 0-6, 6-0, 6-1 to Gaston Gaudio. World number two was just 18 years old then and ranked 48. in the world. In 2008 he could not play the Davis Cup final against our country because of an injury.
The idea is to make dinner in a hotel with important business leaders,who would pay 2,000 US$ for attending. The fee would include a photo with Nadal, and one Babolat racquet, says The Chronicle. As for ticket prices, they range between 70 US$(the cheapest) and 400 US$.