Welcoming the famous tennis players at the “Akorda” residence, the Head of State thanked Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic for visiting Kazakhstan and participating in the exhibition match, wrote akorda.kz.
“This is a great opportunity to see the game of outstanding players of contemporary tennis playing here in Kazakhstan. The charity aim of this event is extremely important. Your visit to our capital is a sign of international support to our national tennis. I think it will be good example, particularly for our kids to follow your steps, and of course it’s very good that you will be giving some lessons to them by organizing some training courses,” Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said.
Highly appreciating the development of tennis in Kazakhstan, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic expressed gratitude to the President for the opportunity to meet.
“This is my third visit to Kazakhstan. We are excited to be here. I enjoyed every visit to this beautiful capital, but this visit is a special one because I am able to meet you and visit this beautiful Palace “Akorda,” - Rafael Nadal said.
“Thank you, Mr. President, for supporting tennis in Kazakhstan. We are very happy to contribute to the development and promotion of tennis in your country,” Novak Djokovic noted.
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev wished the athletes further success and congratulated Rafael Nadal on his recent marriage.