Tennis superstar and Real Madrid fan Rafael Nadal reveals he WILL attend the Champions League final in Paris against Liverpool despite the game taking place in the middle of the French Open
- Rafael Nadal has confirmed he will attend the Champions League Final in May
- The Spaniard is scheduled to compete in the Roland Garros in the coming weeks
- Football final date will coincide with 3rd Round of the Grand Slam competition
- Nadal takes on unranked Australian Jordan Thompson in opener on Sunday
Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal has confirmed he’ll be attending the Champions League Final on May 28th despite being scheduled to compete in Roland Garros.
The Real Madrid fan and 21-time Grand Slam champion takes on the Australian Jordan Thompson in the 1st Round of the French Open as he looks to win the title for a record 14th time.
However, Nadal may run into difficulties as the Final date could clash with a fixture of his own later into the tournament.
Rafael Nadal has confirmed he plans to attend the Champions League Final on May 28th
The Spaniard confirmed ‘I am here to play Roland Garros…but I have my tickets ready.’
The Real Madrid supporter expressed his desire to attend his club’s first Champions League Final since the 2017/18 season – where they triumphed over their upcoming opponents 3-1.
However the fixture looks to coincide with the 3rd Round of the French Open which is scheduled to take place over the 27th and 28th of May.
Real Madrid have been in inspired form throughout the Champions League campaign this year
The Spaniard will be looking to win the French Open for a record 14th time in the coming weeks
The ‘King of Clay’ will be looking to win back the French Open title after last year’s defeat to Stefano Tsitsipas prevented the Spaniard from retaining the championship five years in a row.
Coincidentally Real Madrid will be looking to win the Champions League for a 14th time as well – as they look to repeat the victory in their previous final meeting with Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The final was initially meant to be held at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg but due to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict it was relocated to the Stade de France in Saint-Denis – a short journey away from the Stade Roland Garros.
Gareth Bale came off the bench to score a brace against Liverpool in the 2018 final