According to Swiss news agency Blick, Rafael Nadal collected close to $10 million dollars for playing a one week exhibition circuit down in South America last month.
Nadal’s South American series took him to Lima, Peru (v. Ferrer), Chile (v. Djokovic) and Buenos Aires (v. Nalbanian, v. Djokovic).
Nadal’s $10M haul for playing four matches compares very favorably to what he earned by playing in 82 matches and winning 10 titles on the ATP Tour which awarded him just over $14.5M.
Before heading to South America, Nadal also participated in a free exo for Richard Branson in Necker Island.
Last year Federer went down to South America and reportedly returned $12M richer from the trip.
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