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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 | 12:48 PM
Das war ein wunderschöner (Fernseh-) Abend ! Zwei junge strahlende Männer wenden viel Energie auf, um die Welt ein bisschen menschenwürdiger zu gestalten. Ein Geschenk, das den Sinn der Weihnachtszeit in den Vordergrund stellt. Ihnen und Rafael sei herzlichst gedankt. Die Tour de Force geht heute weiter, doch lohnt sich der Aufwand, bringt er doch Ihnen, Rafael, Ihren Fans, vielen Kindern und Familien Freude. Ein besinnliches Weihnachtsfest Ihnen und Ihrer ganzen Familie.
12/22/2010 | 12:32 PM
Gran partido! Tu simpatía fue también la ganadora! Excelente nfitrión (como en cualquier lugar del mundo donde pisa Su Majestad, el Gran Roger). Gracias por el espectáculo!! España espera al príncipe (Nadal) y al Rey de reyes (Federer).
12/22/2010 | 12:20 PM
God bless you always.......a great player and a great man....love you
12/22/2010 | 12:08 PM
2,5 millions de francs suisses, c'est formidable et c'est l'essentiel. Dans le 1er set, une jolie balle bien molle dans le filet, histoire d'honorer la promesse faite (I'll give you the first set). A peine plus de suspens dans les deux autres. Cela aurait pu être plus amusant. Roger a bien essayé de chahuter un peu, mais ça ne répondait pas en face tant il est difficile de dérider Rafa sur un court de tennis... J'écris en français, désolée. Je ferai un effort la prochaine fois.
12/22/2010 | 11:50 AM
What a great Christmas present for all your fans and Rafa's too, also for all the children you support through your foundations Look forward to the second half tonight. Happy Christmas!
12/22/2010 | 11:19 AM
roger, we love u not only because u are a great tennis player, but also because u are a great man!!! thank u for that match!
12/22/2010 | 11:18 AM
Excellent, I just love you two, you make this game exciting to watch. Congratulations in raising this much money for your foundation Roger, and hope that Rafa's is a success as well. Thank you again for giving so many people in the world the opportunity to see you two play in such significant and important events. In Health and Happiness,
12/22/2010 | 11:04 AM
congrats both of you...i enjoyed very much while watching last nite and i want to be a small part of this charity as soon as i can afford..also today is my birthday and i feel this is one of the greatest present for me to watch u...aaannd merry christmas......
12/22/2010 | 10:57 AM
Congrats, Roger. These charity matches are a wonderful idea.well done man ur the best........................
12/22/2010 | 10:54 AM
Roger, so happy for you, for the kids you help, for your family, for your foundation. You are really not only a champion but a great great person. Thank you, Roger. God bless you always.