L’Équipe to broadcast Federer-Nadal charity tennis match

A charity tennis match between stars Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will be shown in France by L’Équipe, the free-to-air digital terrestrial broadcaster.

L’Équipe will air live coverage of the match, which will be played in Cape Town on 7 February.

The match will be played at 8pm locally (7pm CET) at the 50,000-seat Cape Town Stadium. Celebrity doubles games will also feature, including Federer and Microsoft founder Bill Gates facing Nadal and South African comedian Trevor Noah.

Organisers are hoping to set a world record for the most attendees at a tennis match with net proceeds to be donated to the Roger Federer Foundation’s programmes in the region.