Roger Federer: It was absolute pleasure to once again share court with Rafael Nadal



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Roger Federer: It was absolute pleasure to once again share court with Rafael Nadal

Swiss Roger Federer absolutely enjoyed The Match in Africa as he insisted it was "an absolute pleasure" to play once again against his old rival Rafael Nadal. Federer, a record 20-time Grand Slam champion, beat world No.

2 Nadal 6-4 3-6 6-3 in a charity match held in Cape Town. The match organized by the Roger Federer Foundation raised $3.5 million and broke the record for the largest tennis crowd ever as 51,954 attended the clash. Former world No.

1 Federer's mother was born in South Africa and the Swiss used to visit the country regularly as a kid. The 38-year-old Swiss hopes he and 33-year-old Nadal will once again in the future host a charity match in Africa.

"It was an absolute pleasure to share the court with Rafa again, but the first time here in beautiful Cape Town in South Africa means so much more," Federer said post-match, per Metro UK. "I really is very special on so many levels.

This is more than just tennis and I really hope we can do it again, that Rafa can do it again one day by coming back to this beautiful country. I’m so proud to have roots here."