He left in less than 10 minutes! 48,000 Nadal v Federer tickets

Johannesburg, September 5 (AFP) South African tennis fans bought 48,000 tickets in less than 10 minutes on Wednesday for an exhibition game in Cape Town next February between world superstars Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

The game at the Cape Town stadium, built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, is set to break the attendance record of 35,681 for a tennis match set by Kim Clijsters and Serena Williams in 2010 in Brussels.

A spokeswoman for the organizers of the Cape Town party said tickets were purchased online and at points of sale.

We are overwhelmed by the enthusiastic reaction in our ticket sales and we sincerely thank you for the overwhelming support, said Janine Handel, executive director of the Roger Federer Foundation.

The lines were opened by (online ticket sellers) Computicket at 0900 and in a record time of less than 10 minutes the tickets were sold.

Handel said organizers would consider building additional stands to serve some of those who couldn't buy tickets on Wednesday.

Prices ranged from 150 to 1950 rand ($ 10 to 130/9 to 119 euros) and buyers were limited to a maximum of six for the February 7 exhibition. The Spanish Nadal occupies the second place in the world and the Swiss Federer third with the Serbian Novak Djokovic number one. (AFP) APA APA