Huge crowd for Fed­erer ex­hi­bi­tion match

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Roger Fed­erer may not be play­ing at the 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. Ac­cord­ing to or­gan­is­ers, 42,517 spec­ta­tors – an un­of­fi­cial world record – packed into the spe­cially erected arena in the Plaza de Toros to watch Fed­erer beat the Ger­man 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 on Sat­ur­day. The at­ten­dance has not been rat­i­fied by the In­ter­na­tional Ten­nis Fed­er­a­tion so it does not stand as an of­fi­cial record. Sat­ur­day’s match was the fourth in a fivestop Latin Amer­i­can tour for Fed­erer, who is thought to be earn­ing $10 mil­lion (Dh36m) for his ef­forts.

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