Follow-up: Highlights: Roger Federer and Bill Gates play tennis together in Seattle, share a passion for philanthropy
Roger Federer. Bill Gates. John Isner. Mike McCready. All on the same court together.
Are you ready for some awesome tennis in Seattle?
GeekWire is live inside Key Arena for the fourth “Match for Africa” day put on by the Roger Federer Foundation, which has organized a fun charity event this Saturday evening in front what should be a sold-out crowd in Seattle.
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) April 29, 2017
Federer, one of the greatest tennis players of all time, will play tennis for the first time in Seattle and team up with Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, in a doubles match. They’ll face off against Isner, one of the top American players, and Mike McCready, famed guitarist for Pearl Jam, for what should make for an entertaining half hour of tennis.
— Mike McCready (@MikeMcCreadyPJ) April 29, 2017
Federer will later battle Isner in a three-set match.
Proceeds from the event will go toward the Roger Federer Charitable Fund/Roger Federer Foundation, which aims to provide one million children with the opportunity for a quality education by the end of 2018.
The Opening Ceremony kicks off at 5:30 p.m. PT, so check back then for live updates from Key Arena. You can also live stream the match on Facebook — Facebook.com/BillGates and Facebook.com/Federer — as well as Tennis.com.