Roger Federer beats Rafa Nadal – reactions to the Match in Africa

Roger Federer beats Rafa Nadal – reactions to the Match in Africa

- Tennis legends Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal participated in the historic Match in Africa event

- The arch-rivals first teamed up with comedian Trevor Noah and billionaire Bill Gates in a comical doubles match

- Federer and Nadal then squared off in a thrilling three set match and Briefly.co.za gathered some of the most memorable reactions

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Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported on the special bond shared by tennis greats Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal.

The two men share one of the fiercest rivalries in modern sport, but have a fantastic relationship off the tennis court.

For this reason, Federer asked Nadal to team up with him at the Match in Africa event held in Cape Town on Friday.

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Fans flocked to Cape Town stadium and a world record attendance of 51 954 was achieved - beating the previous record set in Mexico last year.

The massive crowd were first served a delectable starter as the two legends teamed up with the unlikely duo of comedian Trevor Noah and billionaire Bill Gates.

It was nearly a laugh-a-minute experience during their doubles match as Noah came into his own.

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The encounter proved to be very entertaining, even though it wasn't very competitive in nature.

However, fans were treated for some quality tennis thereafter when Federer squared off against the world number two Nadal.

The pair played some exceptional shots and the Swiss maestro ended up winning the contest by two sets to one.

However, it was all for a good cause and The Roger Federer Foundation was the real winner, in its quest to raise money for children.

Briefly.co.za understands the event raised in excess of R50 million.

Ig Loo said,

"Oh what an amazing show for an amazing cause... great performance EVERYONE.. loved it... watching from Canada."

Heidi Flint added,

"These guys are just amazing - all icons all successful all confident but all so humble! thanks so much Roger and Nadal , Bill and Trevor!"

Betty Faierstein lauded the two legends:

"So amazing. Loved the fun game. For a great cause. Hats off to the 4 of them. Bravo. Love Roger. The best."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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