The first of two clashes between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are about 24 hours away. Ahead of the big Match for Africa exhibition, Roger Federer spoke to Blick upon arriving m Dubai at the Zurich airport on Sunday. Video interview below.
Federer talks about the showdown on Tuesday in Zurich which will support children in Africa. Federer’s mom, Lynette, is from South Africa, and Federer calls that country his second home. He says the match will raise funds and raise awareness for those in need on the vast African continent.
On his Facebook page last night Federer wrote, “I am really excited about the match on Tuesday and playing Rafa in
front of my ‘home’ crowd. Should be a fun couple of days in Zurich. Time to go to bed! Ciao.”
He had earlier said, “Back home in Switzerland. Certainly a lot colder than it was in Dubai.”
On Wednesday, Federer and Nadal play their second exhibition in Madrid which benefits Nadal’s charity.
Being that they are friendly charity exos, I wouldn’t be surprised if Federer won in Zurich and Nadal in Madrid. I don’t think one player will sweep both matches. That wouldn’t be sporting, would it?
Further translations are appreciated.
The match is scheduled to begin 8:20pm local time in Zurich tomorrow. ESPN2 has it on tape delay in the U.S.
Federer arrives at airport:
Federer extended interview:
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