Grass warm up before the Olympics for Roger & Rafa? http://www.cope.es/deportes/18-02-12...nabeu-277948-1
Apparently Real Madrid & Rafa's foundation are trying to organise a match against Roger on the grounds of the stadium itself - raise money for a good cause and get some practice in on grass too... Could be fun if it happens.
From Google Translate:
the Foundation Rafael Nadal and Real Madrid are working to mount a historic match. Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer playing tennis on the lawn himself Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
Nadal, Real Madrid recognized, has always dreamed of joining the club of his love for his Foundation and is about to get it. Rafa annually participates in several events to benefit his foundation, but the exhibition game this 2012 will be unforgettable.
The negotiations are still open and have yet to confirm many details, but we can already tell it would be in July, between the end of Wimbledon (July 8) and the start of the Olympic Games in London (July 27), taking advantage of both tournaments also play on grass and that the conditions that would be mounted at the Bernabeu would be similar.
We, venue, date and we still have rival. And if Rafa Nadal and Santiago Bernabeu were not incentive enough, have already begun negotiations to across the network is the 'enemy' favorite Roger Federer. Remember that at Christmas 2010 and played two separate two exhibition games, a Basel and one in Madrid, for the benefit of their foundations.
Real Madrid already had planned to replant the grass of the stadium after the concert that Bruce Springsteen is going to there next June 17. Now wait until one of their most famous fans first play tennis on one of the best stadiums in the world. 82,000 people watching Rafael Nadal play Roger Federer. History.