51954!This Fener matchup set a record number of people watching tennis

51954!This Fener matchup set a record number of people watching tennis

51954!This Fener matchup set a record number of people watching tennis
Federer played in front of more than 50,000 live audiences.Beijing time this morning, Federer and Nadal played an exhibition match in Cape Town, South Africa, attracting a total of 51,954 spectators, setting a new record for the number of people watching tennis.Federer also revealed a little secret after the game, “Lafa told me today that he cried when I got the French Open in 2009, and he was really happy for me.”Federer’s mother is a South African. He also established the Roger Federer Foundation early to help African children’s education and sports projects. This foundation has currently raised more than 50 million US dollars of funds.It is also a wish of Federer to hold an exhibition game in South Africa. This time he invited a good friend and old opponent Nadal.The exhibition game was held in a football stadium in Cape Town, attracting a total of 51954 fans to watch the game, breaking Federer and Zverev in November last year set a record of 42517 people in the Mexican exhibition game.This temporary course was painted red, and Federer joked that it was specifically prepared for Nadal. “It looks like a clay court, but in fact it is a hard court.In the doubles match, Federer partner Bill Gates defeated Nadal and South African actor Trevor Noah 6-3.After the singles match, Federer won Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.”We will always share our love for tennis and also help children have a better education and life.Federer said it was a rare experience in his mother’s home country to compete with the most powerful opponent, Nadal.Nadal also said that Federer has shared many magical moments with him both inside and outside the stadium. “I am excited to be able to come to South Africa with Roger and contribute to children’s charity.”After the exhibition game, the host asked Federer whether he was a friend or an opponent with Nadal. The Swiss responded this way,” Can I say both?Rafa is a great person, and we, our family, respect each other.”Later, Federer discovered a little secret,” Rafa told me today. He cried when I got the French Open in 2009. He was really happy for me.From 2005 to 2008, Federer lost to Nadal at the French Open for four consecutive years.In the fourth round of the French Open in 2009, Nadal was defeated by Soderling.In the end, Federer defeated Soderling and won the only French Open championship in his career. He achieved a grand slam.Editor Zhang Yunfeng proofreading Liu Jun