Yesterday, the number one tennis player in the world, Spanish Rafael Nadal, defeated his countryman David Ferrer by 7-5, 6-4 in an exhibition match in Lima, which is part of his tour in South America.
Nadal beat the third-ranked in a game that lasted 90 minutes, played on clay at the Jockey Club of Peru.
“It was a real pleasure to play this game in Lima, hopefully not the last one. I’m very grateful for the support of the fans,” Nadal said after completing the meeting attended by about 11.000 spectators.
Before the duel between the great exponents of the tennis world, there was a doubles match played in one single set. Nadal made a duo with the young Peruvian Juan Pablo Varilla, while Ferrer played alongside Nicolas Alvarez, who won 6-4.
This November 21 and 23, Nadal will face Argentine David Nalbandian in Cordoba and Buenos Aires, respectively, as part of his tour. Then he’ll travel to Chile to face Novak Djokovic.