Tennis fans - Roger Federer and John Isner in Seattle for exhibition match to benefit children's education in Africa

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Roger Federer joins Bill Gates, and John Isner in Seattle for the Match for Africa 4 to benefit children’s education in Africa. Gates and Federer announced it in a fun video here

Tickets can be purchased at the KeyArena Box Office,, or charge by phone toll free at 800-745-3000. Net proceeds benefit the Roger Federer Charitable Fund / Roger Federer Foundation.

Fresh off his record-setting 18th Grand Slam win at the Australian Open in January and a sweep of the recent U.S. hard court events in Indian Wells and Miami, legendary tennis champion Roger Federer will play his first-ever match in Seattle on Saturday, April 29.

Federer will take on American tennis star John Isner at KeyArena in an exhibition match. Celebrity guests including Bill Gates will also take to the court to test their game against the two tennis champions.

As a warm-up, the 18-time Grand Slam champion will team with the Microsoft co-founder and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for a friendly, one-set doubles match against Isner and a surprise celebrity partner.

Federer and Isner will then go head-to-head in a best-of-three-sets match that offers the region’s first up-close look at Federer’s legendary game. The match comes amid Federer’s unprecedented resurgence and rise back up the rankings.

This is the fourth Match for Africa event for the Roger Federer Foundation, which has given $29 million to support children’s education in six African countries and Federer’s native Switzerland.

Seattle’s Match for Africa is proudly presented by the Starbucks Foundation, Rolex, Microsoft, and Nike.


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