Federer, Nadal Set Record For Largest Attendance At A Tennis Match
by Tom Gainey | February 8th, 2020, 11:32 am
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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are already one of the greatest rivalries in the history of tennis, and now the two stars added their names to another record. Playing yesterday in a “Match for Africa” charity exhibition, an all-time record crowd for a tennis match of 51,954 turned out to watch the two legends raise over $3 million.

That crowd far exceeds the reported previous high of 42K which happened just last fall when Federer took Alexander Zverev to Mexico City.

The 2014 Davis Cup final between host France and Federer’s visiting Switzerland team had 27,432 spectators, the largest crowd to ever watch an official match.

Here’s the list of highest attendance at a tennis match:

SIZE DATE CITY RESULT
51,954 Feb 7, 2020 Cape Town, RSA Roger Federer d Rafael Nadal
42,217 Nov 24, 2019 Mexico City, MEX Roger Federer d Alexander Zverev 36 64 62
35,681 Jul 8, 2010 Brussels, BEL Kim Clijsters d Serena Williams 63 62
30.472 Sep 20, 1973 Houston, USA Billie Jean King d Bobby Riggs 64 63 63

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