Dankie Mzansi: Trevor Noah gets emotional after record-breaking match

Dankie Mzansi: Trevor Noah gets emotional after record-breaking match

- A staggering R52 million was raised during Friday's Match in Africa

- Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal in the Cape Town Stadium match

- Bill Gates and our homegrown Trevor Noah helped make the event an immense success

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Roger Federer came off ontop during the Match in Africa event, but Mzansi emerged the clear winner.

The 51 954 strong crowd was confirmed as a world record attendance, a sure sign of the excitement the event brought to South Africa. The event managed to raise over R52 million for the Roger Federer Foundation.

Briefly.co.za reported that Federer teamed up with Microsoft's Bill Gates to beat Nadal and Trevor Noah 6-3.

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Commenting on the once-in-a-lifetime occasion, Noah expressed his gratitude for all the support:

"To say tonight was a dream come true is an understatement. We helped raise over 3 million dollars to help spur education in Africa. We set a world record for the highest attendance for a tennis match and I got to play tennis with two of the greatest players of all time whilst also sharing the court with my friend and one of the greatest minds of all time. And all of this happened in my home country, South Africa. Thank you Roger, Rafa, Bill and every single person who supported this great cause. I have lived one thousand dreams in one night! #DankieMzansi"

Ahead of their match in Cape Town on Friday, Federer and Nadal spent some time together and later linked up with comedian Trevor Noah and billionaire Bill Gates.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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