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Nike Clash of the Champions

09.03.2011 | Foundation, Starseite 3

Roger was defeated 5-7 by Rafael Nadal in the "Nike Clash of the Champions" on Tuesday.

"We’ve done a lot of good causes. This is another one," Roger said. “This is a special night for all of us.”

The exhibition match was hosted at University of Oregon and also featured Russian Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka. American tennis legend John McEnroe made a surprise visit to the event and looked really impressed by it.

Funds collected from the Nike Clash of the Champions will go to the Roger Federer Foundation and the foundations of Nadal, Sharapova and Williams, along with Azarenka’s charity, the Children’s Clinic for Cancer.

 
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03/10/2011 | 01:40 AM
I loved the Nike outfit and the RF Hat made with Oregon Ducks colors you were wearing last night. I feel really privileged to have been part of the event. My boys loved it. You made their day. School was a bit hard today though due to the late bed time. But what a lovely memory for them to see you and Nadal, the 2 best players with the most grand slams putting on a show. As a young girl I was dreaming about seeing Borg and Connors but never got a chance, a dream came true for them! Lucky them.
03/10/2011 | 01:29 AM
Thank you Roger for coming to Oregon. It was a great night of fun.
You put on a fantastic show with Rafael with tweener and overheads. Thanks again for coming to this small part of the world.
03/09/2011 | 11:44 PM
*TRX and others...
I agree with you. I was shocked when I woke up to the News on rf.com ...
"Roger was defeated..." ??? I thought this was an "exhibition"...a display for the
benefit of the sponsor and the players' charities ???
What was there to win or lose at an exho ??? and by the way...Roger and Maria
won the Mixed Doubles, 6-3, if we must have numbers, why not the good ones !!!

Congratulations Roger,Glad you had fun !!!
03/09/2011 | 11:06 PM
Gracias!
03/09/2011 | 11:05 PM
By the way, not everybody knows, Roger recently supported another charity organisation, one in Colombia.
During the 2011 AO, Santiago Giraldo and Alejandro Falla (Colombian players and RF's repeated opponents - tennistically speaking :-) asked him and A Ivanovic, J M Del Potro and D Ferrer for aid. They all then sent signed items to come up for auction during the Colsanitas Cup Tournament in Bogotá.

This is just one among many other unpublished news linking Roger Federer to WELFARE.

Grac
03/09/2011 | 10:28 PM
***JUANML

what did you miss? the last news, the math lesson or the emotional and social aspects of life?

after AO there were 4 wins and one loss = positive: the news

or 5 matches and 1 loss = positive: maths

1 tournament (or 3 since January) and millions of happy fans looking forward to the rest of 2011 = positive: emotion

1 Roger and millions of people in need (Australia, Africa, South America...) getting relief = positive: social
03/09/2011 | 10:09 PM
Have you noticed how the last news about RF matches refer to negative results? Or I am the only one I am seeing this unpleasant information.

Very disappointed how the things are going since AO.....but still hope this changes for good sooner than later!
03/09/2011 | 08:21 PM
wow, rafa won vs fed in this fund-raising event. it means rafa is back, which is not good for roger. honestly, both rafa and novak are playing great again. roger has to play his best always to beat these guys. it may be hard to be on top of the rankings again but hope you'll win at least 2 more grand slam titles and more master series titles.
03/09/2011 | 07:04 PM
Congrats Champ Roger on another successful FundRaiser for a good cause.

Now let's focus on the up-coming Indian Wells tournament.

Would love you to win either this or Miami or both, but give it your best fight and let the chips fall where they may.

Love you always Roger!
03/09/2011 | 06:07 PM
Webteam why do you have to post that negative about Roger lost to Nadal. Why don't you post that Roger won the mixed doubles. Webteam you are posting too much negativity here. We want to hear good news. Alot of people aren't happy with the headline. We get it enough with the press and awful nadal fans. Please remove that defeat thing please.
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