One of the best tennis players of all time, Roger Federer arrived in the Mother City to play his first fully-fledged tennis match in his mom, Lynette’s birthplace.
38-year-old Federer, who has won 20 Grand Slam titles, will play in a charity match against Spaniard Rafael Nadal tomorrow in the Cape Town Stadium.
The two will try to break the world record for most people at a tennis match. Federer, who has given back to various local charities, says his Foundation has a very special place in his heart.
Our very own Reinard Ludick got a few laughs out of the Swiss Maestro when quizzed about his Afrikaans skills!
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"She taught me how to make people feel at home. She's a great mom." – Roger on his South African mom. #matchinafrica #rogerfederer @matchinafrica @rogerfederer @ReinardLudick pic.twitter.com/IuJm4AmMYw
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