Friends and rivals, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal rolled back the years on Friday in Africa. In the sixth edition of The Match for Africa, the two champions put on a show for a good cause. Here are the Top 5 photos from Friday at the Cape Town Stadium.
Smiles were contagious with Federer and Nadal in South Africa. The exhibition match raised money for Federer's foundation, which assists children with their education in Africa. Federer referred to the match as a "dream come true," and was humbled to play in his mother Lynette's home country for the first time in his career.
Comedian and host of "The Daily Show" Trevor Noah played alongside Nadal in the doubles bout. Noah, who grew up in Johannesburg, came out with a fiery confidence and did a little trash-talking on the court. However, the pair in pink took a 6-3 loss to Federer and founder of Microsoft Bill Gates.
History seems to follow Nadal and Federer wherever they roam and in Cape Town they did it again. With 51,954 people in attendance, the event broke the record for crowd attendance at a tennis match.
Federer and Gates survived multiple 30-ball rallies and used their consistency to capture another win together. The duo have taken the court three times in the past for Match for Africa exhibitions and have yet to drop a match.
Federer found his way past Nadal to score a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, win in front of the packed crowd. But the 20-time Grand Slam champion also won much more than a match, as the event raised $3.5 million for his foundation.