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Roger Federer and Andy Murray face off on a raft

The two practised on a raft floating on the Limmat river in this Swiss city of Zurich

T2 Online Newsdesk 11 April 2017, 6:54 PM

Federer and Murray played a practice match on a raft to promote "Match for Africa 3" to raise money for African children Image: AFP

The main match was scheduled for later in the day Image: AFP

The event is being organised by the Roger Federer Foundation Image: AFP

Hundreds of spectators turned up to watch the two play Image: AFP

Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer and Briton Andy Murray trained on Monday on a raft floating on the Limmat river in the Swiss city of Zurich to promote "Match for Africa 3" to raise money for African children.

The game is organised by the Roger Federer Foundation, which manages several projects in Africa, reports Efe. The match will take place later in the day between Murray, the World No.1, and Federer, the World No.4, at the Hallenstadion facility in Zurich.

During the raft training session, Federer and Murray, who dressed in casual gear, had to hit the ball gently to prevent it from falling into the water. The training attracted hundreds of viewers and was recorded by a drone.

Founded in 2003, the Roger Federer Foundation supports educational projects located in the region of southern Africa and Switzerland.

The programmes on the African continent focus on the improvement of the quality of early learning and basic education.

(With inputs from IANS)

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