Fed­erer is still a huge draw­card

The Citizen (KZN) - - Sport -

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

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