Rafael Nadal wins Kuwait Champions Challenge

By DG Staff

KUWAIT 6 February 2020: Global tennis icon Rafael Nadal made history on Wednesday, defeating fellow Spanish star David Ferrer in the inaugural Kuwait Champions Challenge, the first match to be played at the all-new world-class Shaikh Jaber Al Abdullah Al Jaber Al Sabah International Tennis Complex.

The match, which served as the inauguration of the Rafa Nadal Academy Kuwait, a partnership between Tamdeen Group, Kuwait’s leading mixed-use developer.

World No. 2 Nadal and former top-ranked ATP star Ferrer played out an intense match, complete with fast-paced action and the occasional trick shot, with Nadal prevailing 6-4, 6-3 after a 90-minute encounter.

“This was an incredible experience for me and hopefully for everyone here,” said Nadal after the match. “There was a great crowd out there and for us it is a big night, a very special night.”

Rafa Nadal Academy is now accepting registrations for memberships ahead of officially opening its doors in April.