The fun continued after the ‘Match In Africa 6’ exhibition as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal decided to celebrate the end of the Cape Town trip with a party that lasted until the first hours of the morning. Federer and Nadal were joined by their families and close friends during the festive event.
Former world number 4 Thomas Berdych participated as well. The atmosphere was maintained by Watershed, a South-African Pop-Rock band founded in Johannesburg. “Insane! What a night! We were asked to perform an exclusive after match show for sporting giants Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal and their close friends and family.
A night we will never forget!” Watershed wrote on Instagram. “Just played a little acoustic set to Roger Federer and fam at 2am in the morning!!” Gideon Botes, Watershed’s guitarist said on his Instagram.
The night spent together concretized again the special friendship between Roger and Rafael, who proved that they can be fierce rivals on the court, but close buddies outside of it. “Super happy to be in Cape Town sharing this unique event with my friend Roger Federer”.
Rafael Nadal said after spending the South African experience alongside Roger. “I can’t ever thank you enough for your support of the Roger Federer Foundation” Federer responded to Nadal. The exhibition had a record-breaking attendance of 51,954 fans and has raised over 3.5 million dollars — through the Roger Federer Foundation — for the disadvantaged African children.