Federer is still a huge drawcard
Mexico City – Roger Federer may not be playing at the new look Davis Cup in Spain but the 38-year-old was still pulling in the crowds when he met Alexander Zverev in an exhibition match in Mexico City on Saturday.
According to organisers, 42 517 spectators packed into the specially-erected arena in the Plaza de Toros to watch Federer beat the German 6-3,4-6,6-2.
“You are an incredible audience, your support has given me goosebumps, I do not have enough words to thank you,” said Federer.
The attendance has not been ratified by the International Tennis Federation so it does not stand as an official record.
In July 2010, 35 681 spectators gathered at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels to watch an exhibition match between Kim Clijsters and Serena Williams.
The biggest court is Arthur Ashe in New York, which can seat around 23 000. – AFP