World No. 2 Rafael Nadal was also given a Springbok jersey during The Match in Africa. Nadal, 33, played a charity match against his old rival Roger Federer this past Friday in Cape Town. Just before the match started, South African rugby team captain Siya Kolisi presented Federer with a Springbok jersey on the court.
Many were left surprised and a bit angered after Nadal wasn't presented a Springbok jersey on the court as well. However, the speculation of Nadal not receiving a Springbok jersey came to an end after Nadal was pictured in the locker room receiving a jersey from Kolisi.
Meanwhile, 19-time Grand Slam champion Nadal fell short of claiming a comeback win over Federer on Friday. Federer, a former world No. 1, beat Nadal 6-4 3-6 6-3 in a match which was organized by the Roger Federer Foundation.
The match raised $3,5 million and broke the record for the largest tennis crowd ever after 51,954 fans attended the clash.