Match for Africa: Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal will play each other in 2010 rematch

A decade after the two rivals kick-started the "Match for Africa" exhibition series, they are set to play each other at Cape Town

by Sourav D.
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Match for Africa: Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal will play each other in 2010 rematch

The 2020 Australian Open is about to come to an end. The men's and women's final are yet to be played but for some sections of fans, there is a different event that is now being awaited. The Match for Africa to be played between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on 7th February, in Cape Town, South Africa.

This is will be the first time the two will meet each other again in a Match for Africa event since they kick-started the whole series back in 2010. Speaking about the upcoming match, Federer said, “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,” while Nadal added, “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 am very excited about. It will be my first time in the region with roger as a tour guide- that will be fun”. The two also came up with a throwback memory to the fans' delight.

In a new video, Federer and Nadal are seen watching their 2010 video promoting the event in which they were giggling for the most part. At one point, Nadal nostalgically mentions to Roger, "It was a good memory." He concludes the video by saying, "We are gonna see you, in Cape Town," even as Federer is grinning by his side. Federer and Nadal's campaign at the Australian Open ended in the semi-final and quarter-final respectively.

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