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Resurgent Federer and Murray Team up for 'The Match for Africa 3'

Resurgent Roger Federer and world No. 1 Andy Murray will team up on Monday for The Match for Africa 3, a charity event to benefit the Swiss's Roger Federer Foundation.

The event will take place on Monday, April 10th in Zurich, Switzerland and will broadcast live on Tennis Channel at 2 PM ET.

This will be Murray's return to the court since losing in his opening match at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells and subsequently withdrawing from Miami Open with elbow injury. The Scot had to watch from the sidelines as Great Britain lost to France this weekend in the quarterfinals of Davis Cup.

In contrast, Federer is having a great resurgence that has seen him win his 18th Grand Slam and two more Masters 1000 trophies. He won the Australian Open in January, where he reignited his rivalry with good friend and long-time rival Rafael Nadal in the final, winning the edge-off-your-seat five-setter. This past month he won the 'Sunshine Double,' triumphing over compatriot Stan Wawrinka at the BNP Paribas in Indian Wells (dismantled Nadal in the fourth round), and Nadal at the Miami Open.

The Match for Africa 3 is the third installment of The Match for Africa series. The first one was a sold-out event that featured Federer and Nadal in 2010, raising nearly $4 million dollars. The second one, also a sold-out event, featured the 35-year-old and younger Swiss Wawrinka in December of 2014.

“I believe in the power of people," said Federer. "We know that a good education is a decisive factor to empower children by allowing them to take their future into their own hands.”

The fourth installment, featuring Federer and John Isner, will be held on April 29 in Seattle, WA.

Federer's philanthropic endeavor, the Roger Federer Foundation, has generated millions of dollars for children's charities in Switzerland, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Malawi, and Zimbabwe.

Watch the exhibition match LIVE on Monday at 2 PM ET on Tennis Channel

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