Roger Feder got his fans excited on Friday after he announced that he will be teaming up with Microsoft founder Bill Gates in an exhibition match in Cape Town on February 7, 2020. The event is to support children’s education in Africa.
The Swiss legend will be playing alongside Gates and against world number one Rafael Nadal and Trevor Noah in a curtain-raiser match and will play Nadal in the singles match later.
The event takes place at the back of Australian Open exits in the semifinal round for both players.
Hey @RogerFederer, you & @billgates want to play doubles against me & @RafaelNadal!? Okay. We accept your challenge, but be prepared for the crowd in SA to be on our side! See you Feb 7 in Cape Town! Masihambe! #MatchInAfrica— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) January 29, 2020
Earlier, Federer had said, "his Match in Africa is a dream come true. I will play in my mother’s home country against my toughest rival and friend Rafa Nadal. We share not only the love for tennis but also for the good cause of giving children a better start in education and in life. I feel privileged to have other leading philanthropists on board to entertain millions of people in the stadium and on TV. It will be a once-in-a lifetime moment for my family and I."
This is the sixth edition of the event but will be played in Africa for the first time.
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