Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will play an exhibition match in Cape Town, South Africa, for the benefit of children in the region.
Date: February 7, 2020 (Friday)
Match time: 8 PM local time / 1 PM – New York, Montreal / 6 PM – United Kingdom / 7 PM – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / Saturday, 2 AM – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
The Cape Town Stadium, which has a capacity of more than 50,000 spectators, will also host a celebrity/pro doubles match between Federer and Bill Gates, best known as the founder of the Microsoft Corporation, versus Rafa and South African comedian Trevor Noah.
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 I am very excited about. It will be my first time in the region with Roger as a tour guide – that will be fun.
This Match in Africa is a dream comes true. I will play in my mother’s home country against my toughest rival and friend Rafa Nadal. 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. I feel privileged to have other leading philanthropists on board to entertain millions of people in the stadium and on TV. It will be a once‐in-lifetime moment for my family and I.
Tickets will go on sale in early September as the two icons attempt to set a world record for most attendees at a tennis match.
Source: ATP Tour