New Delhi: In a recent charity event held in Zurich, Swiss super-star Roger Federer and his compatriot Stan Wawrinka raised over a million dollars for underprivileged children.
The match, named Match for Africa 2, was part of the Roger Federer Foundation's initiative to help disadvantaged children living in Africa and Switzerland.
A packed-crowd witnessed the Davis Cup champions in yet another epic duel at the Hallenstadion. Federer, who has captured 17-time Grand Slam titles, won the match 7-6(7/4), 6-4. The event raised USD 1.3 million for the aid.
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) December 23, 2014
Four years ago, Federer played his greatest rival Spaniard Rafael Nadal at the same venue and had generated 2.5 million Swiss Francs.
Federer and Wawrinka had recently helped Switzerland win its first Davis Cup title defeating defeating France in the final by three rubbers to one. They have also clashed on three occasions in 2014 in Wimbledon quarter-finals and the infamous showdown in the ATP World Tour Finals semis and at the Monte-Carlo Masters.
Federer won the first two clashes, while Wawrinka got the better of his more illustrious rival in Monte-Carlo, thus capturing his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown.
The Roger Federer Foundation promotes access to quality education, supporting projects operated by local nonprofit organizations Africa and Switzerland.