Federer & Nadal To Play Match In Africa 6 On Friday
The match, which will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, will be the 38-year-old Swiss star’s first match in Sub Saharan Africa. This will be the sixth edition of this event, and the first to take place in Africa.
Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) February 6, 2020
"This Match in Africa is a dream come true," said Federer. "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 I."
There will also be a celebrity-pro doubles match pitting Federer and Bill Gates against Nadal and Trevor Noah inside Cape Town Stadium, which has a capacity of more than 50,000.
"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,” Nadal said. “It will be my first time in the region with Roger as a tour guide – that will be fun."
The Roger Federer Foundation has been actively helping kids get off to a good start in their educational journeys for more than 16 years, benefitting more than 1.5 million children with the disbursement of more than $52 million.
This event will be televised on ESPN networks and the ESPN App in North America, Brazil, Mexico, Latin America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand. Other ways to watch around the world:
Global with registration: ATP/Tennis TV (free stream)
Europe, United Kingdom: EuroSport, La Chaine, Digi, SuperTennis
Switzerland: RSI Sport, RTS Sport, SRF Sport
Did You Know?
Before arriving in South Africa, Federer visited Namibia to, "see our future education initiatives in this incredible country".
Many thanks to President Geingob and our Namibian partners for hosting me.— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) February 5, 2020
It was such an inspirational visit. I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of a vibrant movement to enhance school readiness in the country.
Because children are tomorrow’s future. #CAFO #LLCL #WAD pic.twitter.com/GRHTn4QALv