Real Madrid to host Nadal-Djokovic exhibition
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic could make history this summer after it was revealed they will play an exhibition match at Real Madrid's Bernabeu Stadium in July.
The charity match is being organised by the Realmadrid Foundation and the Rafa Nadal Foundation as a fundraiser for child and teenage poverty.
Taking place between Wimbledon and the London 2012 Olympics, the event is expecting to attract a crowd in excess of 80,000 people, which would shatter the previous record of 35,681 fans for an exhibition match between Serena Williams and Kim Clijsters in Brussels in 2010.
A statement on the Real Madrid website read: "The pitch at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium will turn into a tennis court on July 14 for a charity match between Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
"It will be organised by the Realmadrid Foundation and the Rafa Nadal Foundation, hoping to gather a record 80,000+ crowd and collect proceeds for projects developed by both foundations."
The world's top two players made history at the Australian Open in January, participating in the longest final in grand slam history when Djokovic triumphed 5-7 6-4 6-2 6-7(5) 7-5 in Melbourne.
It will be a particularly special night for Real Madrid fan Nadal, who attends as many games as his schedule allows.