Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are getting ready for their upcoming two-city exhibition circuit next week. Federer will host Nadal at the Hallenstadion Arena in Zurich, Switzerland Tuesday evening in a match to benefit the Roger Federer Foundation.
The following day, on December 22, Nadal returns the favor inviting Federer inside Madrid’s Magic Box for the “Joining Forces for the Benefit of Children” match with proceeds benefiting the Rafa Nadal Foundation.
Federer’s Foundation aims to help those in Africa and in Switzerland. Nadal’s is focused on helping underprivileged youth.
“This will be the first time the Foundation will introduce an event of this magnitude to so many people and we really hope we can count with their support in all of our projects. This event is particularly special to me because I count with Roger’s support. We are friends and we are both very committed to solidarity,” said Nadal.
Added Federer, “I always enjoy playing Rafa on the big stages and it is especially exciting when we can do it to help raise monies for our foundations. I am sure that the fans in Zurich, Madrid and those around the world who will catch it on TV or the internet will see some exciting tennis for a great cause.”
In the U.S., ESPN2 will have live TV coverage of both matches at 2pm ET on Tuesday and 1pm ET Wednesday. Chris Fowler and Patrick McEnroe will have the call. Check your local TV schedules for those outside of the U.S. Live streaming is also available on ESPN3.com and other outlets.
Nadal leads Federer in their head-to-head 14-8.
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