The Swiss Indoors in Basel? No longer an issue for Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. The two pull a Show Match before.
For Thursday, 24. October is scheduled an Exhibition game in Kazakhstan. The Kazakh Association of already sold Tickets on the website. Just this week will be played in Basel and also Vienna ATP-points.
the game at the stadium of Sultan
Without the current world numbers 1 and 2. In the ice-hockey “Barys Arena” in the capital Only-the Sultan (formerly of Astana) meet the two Superstars. 11’518 viewers summarizes the Arena. The proceeds will go to a good cause, is available on the Website – but this is not explained in more detail.
The event was an opportunity for young Kazakhstani players and the younger Generation to learn from the experience of legendary players. Inhabitants of the Just Sultan, and the whole country could enjoy a unique spectacle, writes the Association.
criticism of the planned Saudi-Match
Djokovic against Nadal venture out again onto the ice, and put a game in a country with a totalitarian Regime. A country, the situation is always because of the critical human rights focus.
in 2018, would have to compete both in Saudi Arabia against each other. After the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the criticism of the planned show match was great. Finally, the game was canceled due to an injury from Nadal.
Swiss Indoors put on Federer
From the pages of the Swiss Indoors, it means that neither Djokovic nor Nadal official negotiations on a Start. The field of participants in Basel will not have to hide like that. Local hero Roger Federer leads the field. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alex Zverev, Marin Cilic and Stan Wawrinka are already reported big names.
While Djokovic and Nadal had quite a large Basel-past. Djokovic was three times on the Rhine. The Serb won in 2009, even in the Final against Federer.
For Nadal was in Basel a long time a firm place in the calendar – even if the Spaniards had often injured to cancel. Four times he was on the other hand, played in 2015 in the Final, he lost against Federer.