The leading global tennis player Rafael Nadal will compete in an exhibition match against Grand Slam title winner Novak Djokovic in Jeddah in two months time. According to The Khaleej Times, the match will take place for the The King Salman Tennis Championship in Jeddah’s King Abdullah Sports City on December 22.
The reigning French Open champion, Nadal, already has 17 Grand Slam titles to his name. Djokovic, on the other hand, won the Wimbledon and the US Open in 2018.
Nadal took to Twitter to announce the news and said he was looking forward to visiting Saudi Arabia for the first time
The 32-year-old Naval replied to Chairman of the General Sports Authority Turki Al Shaikh’s tweet announcing the match on Twitter.
Thanks for the invitation and looking forward to playing and visiting for the first time ! https://t.co/hAKr5K4bnq
— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) October 7, 2018
Saudi Arabia has a long lineup of sports events to take place in the coming months and for next year
Like the first women’s professional squash tournament in January and the World Boxing Association match between Callum Smith and George Groves in Jeddah in September.
You want to watch it live in Jeddah?
If you’re interested in watching the The King Salman Tennis Championship in Jeddah this December 22nd, tickets will be available for purchase at Saudi Tickets official website.