Asked on Instagram if he is excited to have a match against US Open champion Carlos Alcaraz, Nick Kyrgios responded by challenging Carlos to a match in Spain. “I’m always ready. Carlos Alcaraz, let’s get a big match in Spain going,” Kyrgios wrote on his Instagram Stories along with many “money sack” emojis, suggesting that cash would be involved.
Federer and Nadal may play in Madrid
A hypothesis coming from Spain says that Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer could play an exhibition match at the Santiago Bernabeu. Rafael Nadal, however, has some doubts about this: “I have no idea and I don’t think Madrid is obsessed with it.
If at any moment a request of this type comes up, it is obvious that I would be very excited, but then we should also wait for what Roger replies.” Carlos Alcaraz has faced Rafa twice this season and would want to face him again, this time at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.
Alcaraz recognized that it will most likely be reserved for a Nadal vs. Federer encounter in the future, but he would want to meet his great compatriot in their city.
Bernabeu once displayed a banner with Rafael Nadal
In 2018, Rafael Nadal appeared in the banner of Blancos’ supporters for a match against Paris Saint Germain in Champions League.
The banner featured Nadal cheering after one of his wins, in order to boost the football players. Real Madrid won against PSG 3-1 in the first stage of the direct elimination draw, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring two goals. Nadal’s PR manager Benito Barbadillo was there, but Rafa wasn’t, although.
You can watch the banner in this article: A banner in honour of Rafael Nadal at the Bernabeu Stadium.