Inside the Moët & Chandon x Roger Federer brunch

All eyes were on the Mother City last week as the who-is-who gathered in Cape Town for the much anticipated “The Match in Africa 6” tennis match between Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal.

The 6th edition of the “The Match in Africa”, took place for the first 
time on the African continent at the spectacular 50,000-seat Cape Town 
Stadium against the breathtaking backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean and T
able Mountain. This much-anticipated match between two tennis greats,
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, offered South African fans a 
once-in-a-lifetime sporting experience in their home country.

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi and Roger Federer
It was also to advance an important charitable purpose, as all profits 
from the event are pledged to benefit the Roger Federer Foundation 
dedicated to improving education in rural Africa. To everyone’s 
delight Trevor Noah also played a brief match with Federer.

To kick-off the festivities and the day before the match,  Moët & 
Chandon celebrated its brand ambassador Roger Federer with an intimate 
and glamourous champagne brunch  hosted in the plush gardens of 
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel. The gardens were transformed into a 
champagne heaven with Moët & Chandon bottle towers and beautiful 
photo-opp walls.

The airtight guest list included sporting champions Siya Kolisi, Ryk 
Neethling, rugby stars Bryan Habana, Jean de Villiers and Schalk 
Burger and celebrities Boity Thulo, Maps Maponyane and Ayanda Thabete.
We spent the morning sipping on chilled glasses of Moët & Chandon, 
enjoying scrumptious canapes and taking pictures with Federer.
Ayanda Thabethe and Roger Federer

‘Moët & Chandon is honoured to support Roger Federer in this historic 
edition of ‘The Match in Africa,’ as a symbol of our shared belief 
that success is more precious when accompanied by an unwavering 
generosity,’ says Stéphane Baschiera, President and CEO of Moët & 

Maps Maponyane plays a game of tennis with Roger Federer

‘This edition of ‘The Match in Africa’ was a dream come true,’ says 
Roger Federer. “I played in my mother’s home country against my friend 
and toughest rival, Rafa Nadal. We share not just a love of tennis but 
also a commitment to empowering people through education. I am proud 
to receive the support of Moët & Chandon, a House with a long 
tradition of philanthropy and social responsibility. That support, to 
me, is the mark of a true champion.’

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