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Tennis duo serves up inspiration for children

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The pair raised over R50 million for the Roger Federer Foundation.


10 Feb 2020
PREMIUM!
Tennis duo serves up inspiration for children

Switzerland's Roger Federer (R) plays a return to Spain's Rafael Nadal and American philanthropist Bill Gates during their double's tennis match at The Match in Africa at the Cape Town Stadium, in Cape Town on February 7, 2020. (Photo by RODGER BOSCH / AFP)

South African comedian Trevor Noah summed it up best when he described the exhibition match between tennis icons Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in Cape Town on Friday night as “living one thousand dreams in one night”. Federer and Nadal, who share 39 Grand Slam singles titles between them, attracted a world record crowd of 51,954 people for a tennis match at the Cape Town Stadium.  Federer won 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. The previous record for the biggest crowd for a tennis match was set when Federer beat Germany’s Alexander Zverev in Mexico City in November in front of 42,517 fans....

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