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Federer, Nadal to Play for Flood Relief Benefit

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will play an exhibition match on Sunday ahead of the Australian Open to raise funds for the country's flood victims.

Federer, Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Kim Clijsters will join Lleyton Hewitt in a "Rally for Relief" match at Rod Laver Arena. Also participating will be Sam Stosur and retired star Pat Rafter, who both come from the affected state of Queensland.

Stosur said the flooding, which has killed 25 people since November and trashed the city of Brisbane, is an "enormous disaster" and "lots of us just want to make some sort of contribution."

Federer, Nadal and Clijsters took part in a similar fund-raising match last year — that time following the earthquake in Haiti.

Source: Agence France Presse


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