MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Broadcaster ESPN claimed a new world record for attendance at a tennis match on Saturday, with more than 42,000 people watching Germany's Alexander Zverev go down 6-3, 4-6, 2-6 to Roger Federer in an exhibition match in MEXICO City.
ESPN put the exact number of fans in MEXICO Cityâ€™s bullring at 42,517.
That duel will be staged at the Cape Town Stadium, which has a capacity of 55,000. It will also have the draw of a preceding doubles match in which Federer will partner Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Nadal will play alongside South African comedian Trevor Noah.
(Reporting by Andrew Downie; editing by Jane Wardell)