Roger Federer Teams With Bill Gates (!), Isner In Fundraiser Match for Africa 4
Roger Federer, fresh off his AO-Indian Wells-Miami trifecta, will take part in a one-set celebrity doubles match with Microsoft’s Bill Gates, (you may have heard of him) and then face John Isner in a best-of-three singles match, April 29th at Seattle’s Key Arena. Federer/Gates will play Isner/TBD. The event is the Match for Africa 4 and net proceeds will benefit the Roger Federer Charitable Fund/Roger Federer Foundation, supporting children’s education in Africa. Tickets go on sale via Ticketmaster on Thursday, April 6 at 9 a.m. PT.
I believe in the power of people. We know that a good education is a decisive factor to empower children by allowing them to take their future into their own hands,” said Federer. With my foundation, we want to provide one million children with the opportunity for a quality education by the end of 2018. The Match for Africa 4 in Seattle will help us reach our ambitious goals. I am very grateful for this opportunity to collaborate with Bill Gates, who in my opinion is the world’s leading philanthropist.
Here’s the official t-shirt:
Here’s a promo clip featuring the Microsoft mogul and The Fed: looks like it was shot in Indian Wells.
I’m a huge fan of Roger’s work on and off the court,” said Gates. “We share a love of tennis (although he might be a little better than I am) and a belief that all children deserve a world-class education. Roger’s foundation does great work to support education in Africa, so it will be a lot of fun to play alongside him for such an important cause.
Prior to that event, there’s going to be Match for Africa 3 on April 10th at the at Hallenstadion in Zurich. Federer will square off against Andy Murray. Tennis Warehouse has Match for Africa 3 shirts and RF caps here: USA • Europe.