WATCH | Federer hopes to raise $1m when he takes on arch-rival Nadal in charity match

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Swiss tennis great Roger Federer has touched down in South Africa and is ready show off his skills. 

On Friday, he will play his first match in sub-Saharan Africa. 

The 20-time Grand Slam champion will take on Spain's Rafael Nadal - but the tensions will not be as thick between them because the game is for a good cause. 

The match will be played to support children's education in Africa. 

"We hope to raise at least a million dollars. I think it's gonna be more than that - obviously counting ticket sales and sponsors … you add all these things together, I think, we will raise a substantial amount of money," Federer told reporters at a press conference in Cape Town on Wednesday. 

Federer and Nadal will be joined on the court by tech billionaire Bill Gates and South African-born comedian Trevor Noah.

It will be the sixth edition of this event. 

So far, the series have raised more than R135m for the Roger Federer Foundation. 

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