Rafael Nadal to host Novak Djokovic at Real Madrid

Rafael Nadal
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Rafael Nadal will face Novak Djokovic in a charity match at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Rafael Nadal will take on Novak Djokovic in a charity match at the Santiago Bernabeu this summer.

Both Nadal and Djokovic, both known to be Real Madrid supporters, aim to raise money for Nadal's charitable foundation, which helps alleviate child poverty.

Roger Federer was originally invited to battle with the Spaniard but the Swiss ace declined the offer due to the match being scheduled in between Wimbledon and the Olympics.

Nadal expressed his delight about the game by posting a short message on his Facebook page on Tuesday.

The world number two said: "Good morning! Back to practicing very happy because the Rafa Nadal Foundation's event has been confirmed at Bernabeu!"

The game is expected to attract 80,000 people, which would shatter the previous record attendance for a tennis match of 35,681 who watched Serena Williams and Kim Clijsters in Brussels in July 2010.

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1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
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10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
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19United States John Isner2,110
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