Twenty-times Grand Slam tennis champion Roger Federer has expressed excitement ahead of Friday’s Africa match against Rafael Nadal in Cape Town. Federer arrived in Cape Town on Wednesday afternoon ahead of the much anticipated game.

South Africa means a lot to Federer as his mother Lynette was born here.

He says the charity match is a dream come true for him, though it is long overdue.

“This is the sixth edition now. I’ve been rather shy to be honest to make these matches because I always felt a little uncomfortable shouting about charitable work. I felt like it’s something I’m passionate about; it’s something I do with passion but it does shine a light on philanthropy on what I do and it connects all the dots. For me, playing tennis, raising money and also showing the people what I do and inspire others and get inspired, so many things. Hopefully, it will be a good evening dry and hopefully, we can get through that match in style”

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