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[WATCH] Cape Town crowd sets new world record at Federer-Nadal showdown

8 February 2020 9:28 AM
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A world attendance record and $3,5-million raised - everyone was a winner at Friday night's Match in Africa. Watch the highlights.

Roger Federer may have defeated Rafael Nadal in their Match in Africa exhibition at Cape Town Stadium on Friday night, but everyone was a winner at the tennis spectacular.

Match organisers confirmed the crowd of 51 954 broke the world record attendance figure for a tennis match set in November 2019 - then Federer beat Germany's Alexander Zverev in Mexico City in front of 42 517 fans.

The Cape Town event raised $3,5-million for the 20-Grand Slam champion's Roger Federer Foundation.

Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal at Match in Africa. Image credit: Screengrab RF Official

Federer won the three-set contest 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

Watch the highlights below:

In the doubles curtain raiser, Federer teamed up with Microsoft's Bill Gates to trounce Nadal and South African comedian Trevor Noah 6-3 in a one-set shootout.

Match in Africa doubles set. Image credit: Screengrab ATP Tennis TV

Living up to his international reputation, funnyman Trevor Noah stole the show during the doubles encounter and Mzansi couldn't get enough of his antics.

Take a look:

Trevor Noah and Rafael Nadal at Match in Africa. Image credit: Screengrab ATP Tennis TV

8 February 2020 9:28 AM
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Cape Town Stadium
Bill Gates
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