MATCH FOR AFRICA 3 - Roger Federer beats Andy Murray in straight sets

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MATCH FOR AFRICA 3 - Roger Federer beats Andy Murray in straight sets

Great success for the 'Match for Africa 3' exhibition that featured Roger Federer and Andy Murray playing against each other in a packed HallenStadion in Zurich. The Swiss player won 6-3 7-6(6) hitting some funny shots like the tweener and SABR.

He also shared some nice moments with the crowd during the match. Murra didn't play a brilliant tennis: the World No. 1, who withdrew from Miami and Davis Cup, didn't serve at his best due to his elbow injury that is not fully healed and at times he didn't move so great from the baseline.

It's tough to say if it was because he played just an exhibition match, or if he wasn't really in his best shape. The match was played on an indoor hard-court, and Andy is practicing on outdoor clay, so he might had some issues suiting to the court condition.

Before the match, players spoke to Eurosport and both were asked what the other one does better. Murray said: 'Pretty much everything'. Federer said: 'Speaking English and being a Sir.' Speaking seriously, Federer commented on his fantastic 2017 season so far: 'I really surprised myself.

When I was waking up in Miami I had told my coach 'just being in the final of Miami would have been enough for me at the beginning of the season'. But I had already won at the Australian Open and Miami. So things went a little bit better than I thought they would.

The important thing is to be healthy and enjoy playing, the results are like super mega bonus. I am just happy I got a second chance after a tough season last year. Next target is Wimbledon, then US Open. Roland Garros will be difficult to win, there I can play again without pressure and we will see'.

He finally spoke about his girls Myla and Charlene and their "relationship" with sports: 'They are not that much into sports as I used to be. But I still hope they become ski racers.' After the match Federer met Jamie Delgado, Murray's coach, who tweeted: 'Great night in Zurich and this guy reminding me of too many sex on the beach cocktails we had many years ago!!!'

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