Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal both win for education, and set a world record in South Africa. It isn’t every day that we get to see two international tennis greats play on South African soil. But the crowd at Cape Town Stadium on 7 February were lucky enough to witness history in action, when Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal went head-to-head in the Match in Africa, raising USD 3.5 million (approximately R54 million) for the charitable Roger Federer Foundation.
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Tennis legends compete in front of 51,954 in Cape Town, South Africa. Every time Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal play is a special occasion. But the Match in Africa 6, held on Friday in South Africa’s Cape Town Stadium to benefit children’s education in Africa, was particularly special. Federer defeated Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in front of 51,954 people, a record number of spectators for any tennis match.
Tickets will go on sale in early September for this historic match at Cape Town Stadium where the two tennis icons and their fans will attempt to set the world record for most attendees at a tennis match. The full press release from the Roger Federer Foundation:
The much-anticipated match between the two tennis icons Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal is set to take place at the Cape Town Stadium in Cape Town on 07 February 2020. Tickets start at ZAR 150 or 11 USD, making the event accessible to as many tennis fans in South Africa as possible, with various hospitality packages also available.
CAPE TOWN - Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal attracted what organisers said was a world record crowd for a tennis match when they played an exhibition event in the Cape Town Stadium on Friday.
More than 51 000 people attended Friday's Match in Africa at Cape Town Stadium, and $3,5-million was raised for charity. Credit: AFP
Cape Town - Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal in their Match in Africa exhibition at Cape Town Stadium on Friday evening. Federer won the three-set contest 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 . In windy conditions, Federer broke Nadal in the very first game of the match and from there it went on serve for the remainder of the set.
Yes, the two of them are set to go head-to-head at the Cape Town Stadium on 7 February 2020 with Trevor Noah and Bill Gates joining in for some fun. Come out and support the Match In Africa ...
The low-key appearance was part of the build-up to Friday night's Match in Africa at Cape Town Stadium, which will take place in front of a world-record crowd of 50,000 and a worldwide television...