“Moments Like These Continue to Inspire Me”: Roger Federer Reminisces His Record-breaking Match in Mexico

November 24, 2020 5:39 pm

Out of millions, there are only a handful of moments that remain special till the end of time. These are moments that go beyond ordinary memories and leave a lasting impression. Tennis great and a face loved all around the globe, Roger Federer shared one such inspiring moment on Instagram.

The game of tennis has been more than generous on the 39-year-old player from Switzerland. Take a look at when Federer met Zverev in an exhibition match in Mexico City.

Roger Federer vs Alexander Zverev: 42, 517 attendance

QUITO, ECUADOR – NOVEMBER 24: Roger Federer of Switzerland and Alexander Zverev of Germany wave to fans during an exhibition match between Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev at Mitad del Mundo on November 24, 2019 in Quito, Ecuador. (Photo by Agencia Press South/Getty Images)

While playing at the world’s largest bullring Plaza de Toros, Mexico, Federer and Alexander Zverev made a world record together. Crossing the full-capacity of the stadium, the exhibition match saw a record-attendance in a tennis match attended by 42,517 people.

Zverev lost the match 6-3, 4-6, 2-6 to Roger; however, the history created became greater than the result. Federer wrote, “A year ago today, I had one of the most mesmerizing experiences in my career. Moments like these continue to inspire me to push beyond my limits.”

Federer and Nadal: New record of 51, 954 in attendance

Roger Federer of Switzerland during the Match in Africa between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at Cape Town Stadium on February 07, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Earlier this year, both the 20-time Grand Slam winners played for the Roger Federer Foundation at The Match In Africa. Microsoft mastermind Bill Gates and South African comedian Trevor Noah also joined Federer and Nadal in the event. The attendance hit a new world record with 51,954 people.

The streets near the Cape Town stadium in Africa shivered as the crowd cheered for Federer and Nadal. The Spaniard lost the game, but they raised more than $2.5 million for the vulnerable kids in Africa. Only Federer, through tennis, can have such a remarkable achievement.

The Swiss maestro took a break from 2020 season after Australia to recover from his long-prevailing leg injury. He is back to work and will return strong at the 2021 Australian Open. Many experts and players are expecting only greatness from Roger, even at the age of 39. Can he add one more Slam to his ever-green cabinet of trophies?

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