The Spanish Rafael Nadal, winner of 19 Grand Slam tournaments and 84 of the ATP, and double Olympic gold – Beijing 2008 and Rio 2016-, inaugurated his new Academy in Kuwait on Wednesday (the second, after the one he opened more of three years in his native Manacor), and defeated his compatriot David Ferrer in an exhibition match.
In the exhibition that inaugurated the ‘Rafa Nadal Academy’ in Kuwait, the 33-year-old Balearic player won in two sets (6-4 and 6-3) the 37-year-old from Alicante, retired after last season, winner of 27 ATP tournaments and that he became third in the world ranking (in 2013).
Nadal broke the serve to ‘Ferru’ in the first game of the match, kept his serve and won the opening set 6-4.
In the second set he broke the serve to Alicante in the seventh game (4-3), he won his in the next game and with a new break in service to his friend and rival, he closed the game with a partial 6-3, before leaving for South Africa, where on Friday he will play a charity match against the Swiss Roger Federer in Cape Town. EFE