Nadal to play Djokovic at Real`s Bernabeu stadium

Madrid: Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal, the world`s top two players, will try to set a record attendance for a tennis match when they face off at Real Madrid`s Bernabeu stadium in July, the club said on Tuesday.

"The objective of this exhibition match is to set a spectator record for a game of tennis, exceeding 80,000," the nine-times European champions said on their website.

The current record for attendance at a tennis match is the 35,681 spectators who witnessed an exhibition between Serena Williams and Kim Clijsters at King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels, Belgium, on July 8, 2010.

The charity event, to be played on July 14, is being organised by the Realmadrid Foundation and the Rafa Nadal Foundation, with the proceeds going to projects developed by both around the world.

Spaniard Nadal is a well-known Real fan while Serbian Djokovic has been a guest of honour at the club`s facilities, and once wore a Real shirt when he walked out for a tennis match at the Madrid Masters.

Bureau Report