I could understand playing doubles in Chile just to get bak into the swing of things. But he got to the finals in singles and doubles there, I think that's enough. Really don't understand why he's playing doubles again this week.
Money, my dear, like I mention on the previous post, almost 10 thousand paying tickets today to see Nadal show up to play doubles, plus sponsors money and exposure for them. I read reports that Nadal got a cache of about 500- 1 million just to come play in Brazil. People thinking Nadal came to chill out. There is some serious public for Tennis here in Sao Paulo.
Federer played some exbitions here last year along with Tsonga, Sharapova, Wozniack etc. Reports were that Federer got about 3 million just from that. Some people have a small scope of what the Brazilian consumer market is nowadays. The only reason Brazil doesn't have greater and more events is lack of availability from the ATP.