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ROGER FEDERERvsRAFAEL NADAL

CAPE TOWN STADIUM 7 FEBRUARY 2020

20-time Grand Slam Champion Roger Federer will play his first-ever match in Sub Saharan Africa in Cape Town

20-time Grand Slam Champion Roger Federer will play his first-ever match in Sub Saharan Africa in Cape Town on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 8 p.m. Federer’s opponent will be 18-time Grand Slam Champion and rival Rafael Nadal. The match will be played to support children’s education in Africa. 

The Match will be the 6th edition of this event, but the first to be played in Africa. The spectacular arena on the Atlantic coast has a seating capacity of more than 50’000 people and will be the perfect venue to attempt to also set a new world record for the most spectators to watch a tennis match. As a curtain raiser fans will be treated to a celebrity- pro doubles match.

 

 

"This Match in Africa is a dream come true," said Federer. "I will play in my mother’s home country against my toughest rival and friend Rafa Nadal. We share not only the love for tennis but also for the good cause of giving children a better start in education and in life. I feel privileged to have other leading philanthropists on board to entertain millions of people in the stadium and on TV. It will be a once-in-a lifetime moment for my family and I."

Rafael Nadal said: "Roger and I have shared so many magical moments on and off the court. Travelling with him to Cape Town and playing for the benefit of children is something I am very excited about. It will be my first time in the region with Roger as a tour guide – that will be fun."

 

 

For more than fifteen years the Roger Federer Foundation has been engaging in charitable programs in Africa and Switzerland giving children a good start in education. Over 1.2 million children have benefitted from the interventions with a total expenditure of more than USD 45 million.
The foundation only works with carefully selected local organizations in long‐term partnerships and seeks to bring about systemic change and have a sustainable impact. It aims therefore to enable and empower the local population to assume responsibility for finding solutions to problems while also determining the content, organization and finances of these solutions. The Foundation is running School Readiness Initiatives in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Switzerland at a cost over USD 8 million annually reaching more than 5,000 primary schools and preschool.
Facts and figures Roger Federer Foundation
  • 2003 start of the Foundation
  • 4 members of the family in the Board of Trustees
  • 20 running initiatives and local partners
  • 7 countries with running programs
  • Programs implemented in more than 5’000 schools and preschools
  • More than 1.2 million children reached
  • 45 million CHF invested so far

Event Program

Date & Time

Friday, February 7, 2020 at 8 p.m

The Match in Africa 6 will open with a Pro - Celebrity doubles match, at 19h30, entertainment and the main feature match starting at 20h30. Gates to the Stadium will open two hours before the start of the event (17h30) and close one hour after the completion of the feature match.
Running Program
17h30 Gates Open
19h30 Curtain Raiser Pro-Celebrity Doubles Match
20h00 Entertainment Piece
20h30 Start of the Match in Africa 6
Approx. 22h30 End of Show

«This Match in Africa is a dream come true. I will play in my mother’s home country against my toughest rival and friend Rafa Nadal.»

Roger Federer

Show & Sport

Vorhang auf! Klar, die Hauptrollen bei «The Match for Africa 3» spielen Federer und Murray. Doch auch die Nebenrollen sind spektakulär besetzt.
AFRIKA ZU GAST IN ZÜRICH
Hereinspaziert, meine Damen und Herren, und herzlich willkommen zur Zip-Zap-Zirkus-Show!

Die Zuschauer im Zürcher Hallenstadion und am TV dürfen sich freuen. Zip Zap, die dieses Jahr ihren 25. Geburtstag feiert, vereint Show und Sport.

1992 in Kapstadt gegründet, verfolgt die Organisation ein grosses Ziel:
Eine neue Kultur des friedlichen Zusammenlebens in Südafrika schaffen.

Schon Kinder ab sieben werden dafür vom Zirkus gratis gefördert und ihr Selbstvertrauen dabei gestärkt.

Mit einer eindrücklichen Lightshow, mit Jongleuren und Clowns, mit Akrobaten am Boden und in der Luft – so wird Zip Zap das Publikum in Zürich bei «The Match vor Africa» verzaubern.

Die Truppe ist sich übrigens historische Auftritte gewohnt, 1995 trat sie zum Beispiel für Nelson Mandela auf. Und wie beantwortete übrigens Roger Federer vor fünf Jahren die Frage, neben welcher Person er gerne mal beim Nachtessen sitzen würde? «Neben Nelson Mandela.»

«EIN TRAUM»
Jesse Ritch (25) ist sich die grosse Bühne gewohnt. In der TV-Casting-Show «Deutschland sucht den Superstar», in der er Dritter wurde, sang er Woche für Woche vor einem Millionenpublikum. Und als «Supporting Act» begleitet(e) der Berner DJ Bobo und Gölä auf ihren Tourneen.

Sein Auftritt bei «The Match for Africa 3» ist aber auch für Ritch trotz seiner Routine etwas Besonderes:
«Die Vorfreude ist riesig. Ein Traum wird wahr. Roger ist ein Vorbild für mich. Er ist nach all den Erfolgen immer noch bodenständig. Das beeindruckt mich sehr. Roger ist der VorzeigeSchweizer!».

Dass Ritch im Hallenstadion seine neue Single «Good Side of Life» präsentieren darf, passt perfekt, denn auch Ritch hat afrikanische Wurzeln.
«Mein Vater stammt aus dem Kongo. Als ich zwei Jahre alt war, reisten wir in seine Heimat. Die Bilder davon habe ich heute noch in meinem Kopf.»

Ritch erklärt, er habe von seinem Vater einiges geerbt: «Das Musikalische, das Temperament und die positive, aufgestellte Art.»

Übrigens: Als Kind hat auch Ritch Tennis gespielt. «Das ist eine super Sportart. Später habe ich mich aber für den Fussball entschieden. Doch noch heute schaue ich im TV liebend gerne Roger Federer zu.»

Live-Übertragung in alle Landesteile

TV24, 19.30 Uhr

Es kommentieren der deutsche Tennisexperte Matthias Stach und der Ex-Tennisprofi Michael Lammer. Es kommentieren der deutsche Tennisexperte Matthias Stach und der Ex-Tennisprofi Michael Lammer.

Tele Ticino, 20.00 Uhr

Das Geschehen auf dem Platz wird von den Tessinerinnen Serena Bergomi und Giona Carcano kommentiert.

La Télé, 19.30 Uhr

Es führen Loïc Reffet und Jonathan Wawrinka, der Bruder von Stan, als Co-Kommentator durch die Sendung.

«The Match for Africa 3» wird am Montag, 10. April 2017 live und schweizweit in allen drei Landessprachen übertragen. Für die deutschsprachigen Zuschauer geht TV24 bereits um 19.30 Uhr mit einer Pre-Show auf Sendung. In der Westschweiz ist der Match ab 20.00 Uhr auf La Télé zu sehen. Im Tessin kommen die Tennisfans auf Tele Ticino um dieselbe Zeit in den Genuss des Spektakels. blick.ch übernimmt das TV-Signal von TV24 und bringt das Tennis-Spektakel ins Web.
In der Arena führen Sandra Studer und Pedro Pinto durch die «Exhibition Night». Die beliebte Schweizer Entertainerin ist bekannt als Moderatorin diverser Fernsehsendungen und als Sängerin verschiedener Musical-Produktionen. Pedro Pinto, derzeit bei der UEFA als Managing Director of Communications tätig, interviewte während 15 Jahren als Moderator von CNN eine Vielzahl von Persönlichkeiten aus der Welt des Sports, darunter Roger Federer und Andy Murray.
In der Arena führen Sandra Studer und Pedro Pinto durch die «Exhibition Night». Die beliebte Schweizer Entertainerin ist bekannt als Moderatorin diverser Fernsehsendungen und als Sängerin verschiedener Musical-Produktionen. Pedro Pinto, derzeit bei der UEFA als Managing Director of Communications tätig, interviewte während 15 Jahren als Moderator von CNN eine Vielzahl von Persönlichkeiten aus der Welt des Sports, darunter Roger Federer und Andy Murray.

International TV Broadcaster

Eurosport Asia

including Australia
Excluding Japan & China

Globosat

Sport TV Brazil

Hospitality

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The Venue

The Match in Africa 6 will take place at Cape Town Stadium, Fritz Sonnenberg Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8051

The Cape Town Stadium is an iconic stadium, set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain. With its 50 000 seating capacity, it is an ideal venue for this historic match.
The Cape Town Stadium has full facilities for a safe and enjoyable experience, including emergency medical assistance. Smoking in designated areas, disabled facilities throughout the stadium, and security and guest relations on hand throughout the match.

Transport

The Cape Town Stadium is easily accessible through various transport options.

Centrally located within 3km of the city centre, the V&A Waterfront and the seaside suburb of Green Point – we encourage you to use public transport ortake a leisurely walk to the stadium to avoid unnecessary congestion. Parking at the Stadium is limited, tickets will be available through Computicket for a Park and Ride Facility.

Weather

In February the temperatures in Cape Town can reach a sizzling 29 degrees C (84 degrees F) as an average high temperature. The evenings in Cape Town are cooler and the average low temperature drops to 16 degrees C(61 degrees F). The average temperature for the month is 23 degrees C.

The month of February has an average of 10 hours of sunshine daily.

February experiences the least amount of precipitation of the year. Visitors can expect most days to be dry and cloudless.

Cape Town
16°
Partly Cloudy
05:3319:28 SAST
Feels like: 15°C
Wind: 28km/h S
Humidity: 68%
Pressure: 1014.1mbar
UV index: 0
SatSunMonTueWed
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18/13°C
18/14°C
19/14°C
21/15°C

Q&A's

Where can I get tickets?

Tickets are limited, and will be made available from September 4th only through our official ticket agent - Computicket.

VIP tickets, hospitality packages or private viewing suites are available through Beluga Hospitality. Call 010 592 0963, email bookings@belugahospitality.co.za, or visit their website belugahospitality.co.za.

PLEASE NOTE: Grey or black market / ticket reselling platforms
We do advise against buying tickets on the grey or black market especially via ticket reselling, trading or online auction platforms on the internet. Reselling tickets on the grey and black market is illegal and the tickets sold there are overpriced and in some cases may be fake. We do not assume any responsibility for tickets that have not been bought through the official ticket booking services and we do reserve the right to block illegally purchased tickets for safety reasons. The tickets will lose their validity immediately and cannot be used for access anymore. In such cases there is no claim for compensation.

To prevent these kind of situations, we do highly recommend to buy tickets for “The Match in Africa 6“ only via the official ticket agent Computicket.

What type of hospitality packages are available?

The following hospitality options will be available for The Match in Africa 6:

  • Private Viewing Suites
    20 seater private suites including a VIP suite entrance ticket, suite hostesses, delectable 3 course buffet meal, complimentary premium bar, parking tickets (ratio 1:4), plasma viewing screens, match accreditation, personalised invitations
  • Business Lounge
    Prime seated VIP business lounge entrance ticket, champagne reception, hostesses, delectable 3 course buffet meal, complimentary premium bar, parking ticket (ratio 1:4), plasma viewing screens, match accreditation, personalised invitations
  • VIP Courtside Package
    Prime seated VIP courtside entrance ticket, luxurious marquee, hostesses, delectable dining, complimentary premium bar, parking ticket (ratio 1:2), match accreditation, personalised invitations
Are there provisions for individuals with a disability?

The stadium has disabled facilities throughout the stadium. If you are wheelchair bound, seating is available. Please request this when booking your seat.

Can I buy match merchandise?

Match merchandise will be available to pre-order or purchase on the day. Details of the merchandise on sale will be available shortly. Please visit this site to pre-order your merchandise.

If I am traveling to Cape Town are any packages available?

Travel packages for out of towners will be made available at the time of ticket sales.

What you need to know when travelling to South Africa?

South Africa is a diverse country offering excellent safaris, beautiful beaches, diverse cultures, gourmet food, and world-class wines, not to mention the Match in Africa 6.

Visa Requirements

Most nationalities don't need a visa to enter South Africa as a tourist as long as your stay doesn't exceed 30 to 90 days. You need a valid passport that doesn't expire within 6 months and with at least one empty page for endorsements. Please contact your nearest embassy or consulate to check your individual visa requirements, making sure you check any specific requirements if travelling to South Africa with a minor.

If your country of origin (i.e. the country listed on your passport) is not the same as your country of residence, make sure to advise the embassy staff of this when making your inquiries. Whether or not you need a visa will depend on your citizenship, not on the country that you're traveling from.

Health

South Africa has some of the best doctors and hospitals in the world. So if you need to be hospitalized you're in good hands. Make sure you get travel insurance since quality health care is not cheap.
You can drink the tap water throughout the country. Drinking water straight from rivers, however, can put you at risk for bilharzia.

  • Immunizations
    No vaccinations are required by law to enter South Africa. If you are traveling from a country where Yellow Fever is present you will need to prove you have had the inoculation by presenting a valid international yellow fever inoculation certificate. Both Typhoid and Hepatitis A vaccinations are highly recommended. Get up to date with your measles vaccine too, there have been recent outbreaks in Cape Town and a few other areas in the country.
  • Malaria
    Most of the main tourist destinations in South Africa are malaria-free, making South Africa a particularly good destination to travel with kids. The only areas where malaria is still prevalent are the Lowveld of Mpumalanga and Limpopo and on the Maputaland coast of KwaZulu-Natal. It does include the Kruger National Park. Make sure your doctor or travel clinic knows you are traveling to South Africa (don't just say Africa) so s/he can prescribe the right anti-malarial medication.
  • AIDS/HIV
    South Africa has one of the highest rates of HIV in the world so please take precautions if you are planning to have sex.
Safety
  • Personal Safety
    There is a high crime rate in South Africa. Please be careful when changing large amounts of money, make copies of your passport, and keep them in your luggage. Be aware when walking around at night especially in the major cities.
  • Roads
    The roads in South Africa are among the best in Africa which makes it a good place to rent a car and do some independent sightseeing.
  • Currency
    The South African unit of currency is called the Rand and it is divided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, R1, R2 and R5, and notes in denominations of R10, R20, R50, R100, and R200.
    Due to favorable exchange rates, South Africa is a very inexpensive destination given the quality of lodging, dining, and activities offered. Credit cards are widely accepted and ATM machines are widely available in the main cities and towns.
  • Tipping
    It is normal to tip in South Africa, so keep your small change handy. In restaurants 10-15% is standard. Tipping tour guides, trackers, and game rangers are also the norm since they depend on this for most of their income.
How do I register for Media Accreditation?

Please email media@match-in-africa.com for information,criteria and accreditation forms.

If I would like to make a donation to the Roger Federer Foundation, is this possible?

The Roger Federer Foundation is mainly funded by its founder and chairman, directly or indirectly out of merchandising gains or from his sponsors. Therefore, the Foundation is not proactively looking for other donors. Lately, more and more private donors are interested in joining our efforts to reach higher goals. The Foundation Board feels very honored about this confidence in its work. You can use our online donation form.