Djokovic to play exhibition match against Nadal at Bangkok

The No. 1-ranked Djokovic and his longtime rival Nadal were in Thailand for a sold-out Friday night exhibition match dubbed “Back to Thailand”.


Earlier, Nadal and Djokovic, wearing pale blue and yellow traditional Thai silk jackets, gave tennis racquets to Prayuth and chatted to the premier through an interpreter.

Tennis titans Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic met with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Friday and visited the site of a deadly Bangkok bomb blast. “We hope you will help boost confidence”.

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in Thai national costume shirt Praratchathan at Government House’s market on Friday. The event was said to cost 150 million baht, with 84 million baht (USD2.4 million) going to the players, according to Thai PBS.

Their visit comes a week after Bangkok rolled out the red carpet for two Hong Kong celebs who participated in a media event at the Erawan Shrine.

Both made a visit to the Grand Palace on Friday morning and signed well-wishes book for His Majesty the King.

Djokovic not only pulled off more match wins than any other player on the tour this season, but also capped off a brilliant year with three Grand Slam titles including the recent US Open triumph.


Spain’s Rafael Nadal, who is in Bangkok for an exhibition game…

Novak Djokovic beat Tomas Berdych to win the 2014 China Open