How the New Real Madrid Stadium Set to Host Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal

Published 11/07/2021, 9:23 AM EST
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – FEBRUARY 8 : Roger Federer (R) of Switzerland and Rafael Nadal (L) of Spain play a tennis match at Cape Town Stadium as part of an exhibition game held to support the education of African children, on February 8, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)


Former World No.1 Rafael Nadal is a big fan of European Football club, Real Madrid. The Spaniard has an immense interest in football and goes to watch the sport whenever he gets some free time.

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Rafa has always dreamt of playing at the Santiago Bernabeu, the home stadium of Real Madrid. Interestingly, there is a high possibility that his wish might actually come true really soon.

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Real Madrid’s home stadium can now host tennis matches

The Santiago Bernabeu has been undergoing reconstruction for quite some time now. It appears that the work is about to get completed soon, and Real Madrid has already started playing their home games in La Liga 2021/22 in the stadium.

It is a £500m redevelopment project, and after the completion, four new car parkings, a retractable roof, a 360-degree video screen, and a new seating section will be installed.

Real Madrid’s official Twitter handle recently shared a video in which one can see how the stadium will look after its complete reconstruction.

“This is how the Santiago Bernabéu of the 21st century will be! Don’t miss out on the impressive grass collection and conservation system!” read the caption of the post. (Translated via Google Translate)

In fact, fans can even witness live tennis matches inside the stadium. Intriguingly, the capacity of the ground will also be quite big, and at full capacity crowd, it can even break the record for the maximum attendance.

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Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer might feature in the first tennis match at the Santiago Bernabeu

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There are reports that suggest that the first-ever tennis match that will take place at the Santiago Bernabeu will be between two 20-time Grand Slam champions, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal; that is what the club President, Florentino Perez, wants.

Roger Federer of Switzerland shakes hands at the net after his straight sets victory against Rafael Nadal of Spain in their fourth round match during day ten of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 15, 2017 in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

If this happens, there are high chances that the match will break the record of the highest-ever audience in a tennis match. Thus, fans are hoping that this comes true and both Nadal and Federer agree to such a proposal.

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 1000 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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