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Federer and Nadal face off for charity match

Tennis fans are in for a special treat when Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal hit the court for an exhibition showdown.

This content was published on August 28, 2010 - 11:45

The two archrivals will play the “Match for Africa” on December 21 at the Hallenstadion in Zurich.

All proceeds will go towards the Roger Federer Foundation (RFF). The bank Credit Suisse is sponsoring the event. Tickets go on sale on September 1 at 10am via Ticketcorner.

The RFF is a charitable grant-making foundation that supports projects in Africa – in particular those that benefit children. It is currently active in Ethiopia, Tanzania, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

In Switzerland, the foundation gives financial aid to athletic children from needy families.

Meanwhile, Federer announced on Saturday that American trainer Paul Annacone would be joining his team.

The two have been collaborating in recent weeks, and Federer has credited Annacone with improving his game.

On his website Federer wrote that Annacone would work with him at the US Open. The 47-year-old also trained Pete Sampras.

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