Sean Van Staden
Columnist
4 minute read
15 Feb 2020
8:16 am

A Better You: Mind and body work in sync

Sean Van Staden

Watching Federer answer questions during his interviews, I noticed that he and Nadal are incredibly lean to a point that soccer players are even bigger in size than what they are.

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal during the Match in Africa between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at Cape Town Stadium on February 07, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Reg Caldecott/Gallo Images)

It was a real special treat to be at the Roger Federer and Raphael Nadal “Match in Africa” charity event in Cape Town last weekend, where by the way, a world record of 51 954 attendees for a tennis match was set. To put this in context, the venues staging the biggest matches at the Grand Slam tournaments house ''only'' between 16 000 and 23 000 spectators. Federer is 38 years old and in any sporting terms that is quite an age to still be playing and still be winning titles at the highest level, but one must ask the...