Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal two of the greatest players in tennis history will feature in 6th Edition of “The Match in Africa” event to be held in Cape Town to support children’s education in Africa.
The sold out event on February 7 will be held in Africa for the first time and will be broadcast live on SuperSport .
Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam champion and Nadal, a 19-time Grand Slam champion will renew their rivalry at the spectacular arena on the Atlantic coast which has a seating capacity of more than 50’000 people and is the perfect venue to set a new world record for the most spectators to watch a tennis match with tickets having sold out in September in only 10 minutes of having gone on sale.
Part of the proceedings at the Cape Town Stadium will also see the hosting of a celebrity/pro doubles curtain raiser match between Federer and Bill Gates, the US business magnate, versus Nadal and South African comedian Trevor Noah.
“I will play in my mother’s home country against my toughest rival and friend Rafael Nadal. We share not only the love for tennis but also for the good cause of giving children a better start in education and in life.”
“I feel privileged to have other leading philanthropists on board to entertain millions of people in the stadium and on TV. It will be a once-in-a lifetime moment for my family and I.” said Federer.
“Roger and I have shared so many magical moments on and off the court. Travelling with him to Cape Town and playing for the benefit of children is something I am very excited about. It will be my first time in the region with Roger as a tour guide – that will be fun.” said Nadal.
By Gerald Dandah