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Match for Africa - a great success!

22.12.2010 | Foundation, Starseite 3

Roger and Rafael Nadal came together in Zurich today for the 'Match for Africa'. The world numbers one and two competed in front of a great crowd in the Hallenstadion in order to raise money for the Roger Federer Foundation.

The two friends showed most entertaining tennis, earning applause and Mexican waves. Roger lost the opening set, but eventually defeated Rafa in his home-match 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

A lot more important than the result on court is the fact that with the event a total of 2.5 million Swiss Francs were generated! The money will be used for education projects in Africa supported by the Roger Federer Foundation.

Roger experienced a day full of different activities. He picked up Rafa at the airport in the morning and personally drove him into town. After having lunch together, they made their way to a kids-clinic, various activities with sponsors and eventually the big finale. Tomorrow Rafa will be the host as they will be meeting again the same way in Madrid, this time to support Rafa Nadal's Foundation.

 
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12/22/2010 | 04:54 PM
congrats dude 4 drawing first blood
12/22/2010 | 04:44 PM
Great match for a worthy cause. Thanks, Roger and Rafa. Roger you give so much to others, and it was good that we could all share in the giving for your Foundation as well.
Good luck in Madrid tonight, and thanks for all the photos on facebook. Wunderbar!
12/22/2010 | 04:31 PM
Great Job.. Well Done.. Roger and Rafa Both Wishes..
12/22/2010 | 03:50 PM
nadal has a very good present for this chrismas and he ll get another one today. I watch it, it was like any other match except tony was not there to give clues to nadal.
12/22/2010 | 03:28 PM
Roger & Nadal congratulations for the great gesture to help children.
Roger- you're always smily and happy, you are simply the best.
You are loved all around the world for your tennis, for your attitudes, for being a MAN, for beign a great person.
You're simply the best. Number 1 forever.
We'll always be here for you! UNCONDICIONNALLY! No matter what.
Good luck today.
12/22/2010 | 03:13 PM
WONDERFUL!!!! What a treat -- thank you.
12/22/2010 | 03:11 PM
Great news Roger!2.5 mn Francs is a huge amount!You're doing a great job Champ,keep it up!I'm VERY proud of you! :)

love,
Pratha
12/22/2010 | 03:10 PM
Well done, Roger!
12/22/2010 | 03:05 PM
Outstanding, it was great to watch the match on TV. When I touch down in my jet, hoping The Fed will pick me up and take me to lunch.
12/22/2010 | 02:33 PM
Great!
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