Bangkok - The world's top-ranked player Novak Djokovic will play an
exhibition match against longstanding rival Rafael Nadal in Thailand next
Suwat Liptapanlop, president of the Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand,
said on Wednesday that the match would be played on October 2 at Bangkok's Hua
Mark Indoor Stadium.
He said the match was important to the tourist industry after last month's
deadly bombing of the Erawan Shrine, saying it will "boost confidence of
Thailand's safety and the business returns to usual."
Djokovic last came to Thailand in 2008 when he lost the final of the ATP
Thailand Open to Jo Wilfried Tsonga, while Nadal visited the capital in 2010
for the same tournament and lost in the semi-finals.