”The Match in Africa”


A Tennis Match in Cape Town that is a ”dream come true”!

A star-studded exhbition match between Roger Feder the Swiss legend, who will be teaming up with Microsoft founder Bill Gates – against world number one Rafael Nadal, and South African comedian Trevor Noah

 

This curtain-raiser is part of an impressively entertaining and charitable Match in Africa campaign, that will precede the  mouth-watering clash between Federer and Nadal in Cape Town on February 7, 2020.

Roger Feder got his fans excited when he announced that he would be playing an exhibition match in his mother’s homeland (South Africa) for the first time in his professional career – in an event to support his children’s education in Africa.

Roger Federer said, “his Match in Africa is a dream come true. I will play in my mother’s home country against my toughest rival and friend Rafa 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 me.”

Nadal and Federer who together have 39 Grand Slams, will set a new world record for the greatest number of spectators to watch a tennis match in the Cape Town Stadium, which has a capacity of more than 50,000 spectators,  that was sold out within 10 minutes!

Proceeds from the event will be used to support’s education of children in Southern Africa, as part of the Roger Federer Foundation. The foundation says it “enhances a world where children living in poverty are able to take control of their future and actively shape it”.

The players will have some downtime before the match to take in the sights. Nadal is happy about how he plans to use Federer as his guide in South Africa. While  Trevor Noah,who hosts the US Daily Show, gets to return home in summertime.

What a dream event with such a worthy cause.  

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