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.
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
Neethling, rugby stars Bryan Habana, Jean de Villiers and Schalk
Burger and celebrities Boity Thulo, Maps Maponyane and Ayanda Thabete.
enjoying scrumptious canapes and taking pictures with 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 &
‘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.’