Between Miami 2004 and Wimbledon 2019, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have met no less than 40 times on the Tour, battling across the world for the most significant tennis titles and producing some of the most impressive matches tennis has ever seen.
Besides their regular encounters, two great rivals had the opportunity to play against each other in eight unofficial matches ever since the first one in Seoul on November 2006, offering a chance for a crowd in Mallorca, Zurich, Madrid, Abu Dhabi, Oregon and New Delhi to enjoy in their magic, away from the serious challenges of the official Tour.
After more than four years, the time has come for another intriguing clash, with the Roger Federer - Rafael Nadal Match In Africa 6 in Cape Town ready to rumble on February 7, 2020, in front of the crowd of some 50,000!
Computicket put tickets on sale on Wednesday morning and they were gone in ten minutes, leaving many frustrated fans without the opportunity to buy them and watch two of the greatest players of all time in action in front of the record-breaking audience.
"To all the fans out there who have booked - or tried to book - a ticket or a hospitality package this morning for The Match in Africa 6 event taking place in Cape Town next year, we are overwhelmed by the enthusiastic reaction on our ticket sales and we sincerely thank you for the overwhelming support.
Lines were opened up by Computicket at 09:00 and they were sold within a record time of fewer than ten minutes. To ensure that everybody has a good view, the event is running with the availability of 48,000 seats. We are considering adding more grandstands. Also, note that the event will also be televised," said Janine Händel, CEO of the Roger Federer Foundation.