The first match last night raised $2.6 million in Zurich for Federer’s charity and tonight’s rematch will take place in Madrid.
“It’ll be very exciting for me and very emotional for me also,” Spaniard Nadal told the ATP World Tour website. ”We never played together in Switzerland before but in Madrid it’s going to be the third time. We’re going to be 1-1, he beat me in 2009, and I beat him in 2010, so it’s going to be a decisive moment.”
Sixteen-time grand slam champion Federer said winning Tuesday’s three-set event was not as important as the money it raised.
“The focus is just solely on two players and one match,” Federer said after the match. “There was quite a pressure going into a match like this, but at the end of the day, it’s so not important who won the match tonight. It was a match for Africa, this money is going to go to a good cause — for my foundation, for kids in Africa — so I’m so proud and so happy that we all made it work, so thanks again to everybody.”