Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal joined other top tennis players in a hugely successful event in Melbourne to raise funds and help the people affected by the Australian bushfires. During the event, Rafa announced that both he and Roger decided to donate together $250,000 to the cause.
Federer and Nadal joined a big number of other tennis players that decided to help in different ways. Everything started with Nick Kyrgios that chose to donate $200 per ace (and he is no stingy in this department). Then it was time for the other players to join the Australian following the same example. Ashleigh Barty also decided to pledge all her prize money won in Brisbane (singles and doubles). Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic donated $25.000 each, while Serena Williams pledged the entire prize money that she won in Auckland. Belinda Bencic and Market Vondrousova got creative to donate $200 per double fault.
Here the list of the players with their donations.
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Roger Federer’s ranking and performance in 2020
At the moment ranked no.3, Roger played his last match on the 16th of November when he was overcome by Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3 6-4 in the semifinal in the Nitto ATP Finals.
Rafael Nadal’s ranking and performance in 2020
Now ranked no.1, Nadal played his last match on the 12th of January when he capitulated to Novak Djokovic 6-2 7-64 in the final in the ATP Cup.
Rafael Nadal’s most significant accomplishment of the present season was reaching the final in Brisbane, Perth, Sydney.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal played each other 42 times. The head to head is 26-16 for Nadal.
The last time that they fought against each other, Roger Federer won 7-63 1-6 6-3 6-4 in the semifinal in London (Wimbledon) in July 2019.
In the following video you can watch the highlights.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal
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