Roger Federer can’t wait to have another memorable exhibition in South Africa in an event that will probably always remain in his heart forever. The Swiss sensation had already an emotional series of exhibitions last November in Latin American with his dear friend Sascha Zverev. This time, things might be even more special as he will share the court with Rafael Nadal to be the first time that Roger plays in South Africa, the country where his mother Lynette was born.
Bill Gates and local showman Trevor Noah will also joinRoger and Rafa. The event will take place on the 7th of February in Cape Town in front of more than 50,000 fans (that would be a world record for a tennis match).
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Roger Federer’s ranking and performance in 2020
Currently ranked no.3, the Swiss played his last match on the 30th of January when he had to bow to Novak Djokovic 7-61 6-4 6-3 in the semifinal of the Australian Open.
Roger Federer’s most significant result of the year was reaching the semi-finals at the Australian Open.
Rafael Nadal’s ranking and performance in 2020
Ranked world no.2, the Spaniard played his last match on the 29th of January when he was overcome by Dominic Thiem 7-63 7-64 4-6 7-66 in the quarter of the Australian Open.
Rafael Nadal’s most significant accomplishment of the current season was reaching the final in in ATP Cup.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal played each other 40 times. The head to head is 24-16 for Nadal.
The last time that they played, Roger Federer won 6-4 6-3 in the final in Shanghai (Shanghai Rolex Masters) in October 2017.