20-time Grand Slam Champion Roger Federer plays his first-ever match in Sub-Saharan Africa in Cape Town against 18-time Grand Slam Champion and rival Rafael Nadal.
The match is in support of children’s education in Africa. The match is the 6th edition of this event, but the first to be played in Africa. The Cape Town Stadium has a seating capacity of more than 50 000 people and is the perfect venue to attempt to also set a new world record for the most spectators to watch a tennis match.
As a curtain raiser there is a celebrity- pro doubles match between Roger Federer & Bill Gates vs Rafael Nadal and Trevor Noah.
“This Match in Africa is a dream comes 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-alifetime moment for my family and I.”
Rafael Nadal said: “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. It will be my first time in the region with Roger as a tour guide – that will be fun.”
All net proceeds for the match will be benefiting the Roger Federer Foundation’s programs in the region. The Roger Federer Foundation has been engaging in charitable programs in Africa and Switzerland for over 15 years. Over one million children have benefited from the interventions, which aim to give children a good start in education.
Please note that tickets ARE NOT yet on sale. Tickets go on sale early September 2019. The ticket partner and on-sale date will be announced shortly.
Venue: Cape Town Stadium, Fritz Sonnenberg Rd, Green Point