Huge crowd for Federer exhibition match
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.