Federer and Nadal to attempt to break world record in Cape Town

Federer and Nadal to attempt to break world record in Cape Town

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will attempt to set a world record for attendance at a tennis match when they play an exhibition game right here in Mzansi, Cape Town in February next year.

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The star-studded clash will take place under the Roger Federer Foundation, which is involved in charity work in Africa.

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Federer and Nadal to attempt to break world record in Cape Town

Rafael Nadal of Spain and Roger Federer of Switzerland embrace at the net after their mens singles semi-final match of the 2019 French Open at Roland Garros (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Speaking to the ATP website, Federer said it was a dream come true playing in Africa.

“I will play in my mother’s home country against my toughest rival and friend Rafa Nadal"

With a career that spans more than two decades, Roger Federer has won it all. One of his greatest achievements so far at age 37 is winning 20 Grand Slam titles in the singles men category. As you would expect, money follows success, and the case is no different with this player. Briefly.co.za previously took a look at the net worth of the international athlete.

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It will be Nadal's first time in the Cape and he is also looking forward to the contest.

“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"

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The attendance record for a tennis match is 35,681 which was in Brussels between Belgian Kim Clijsters and Serena Williams in 2010. The Cape Town Stadium has a capacity of 55,000.

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