Stars from the tennis, business and entertainment worlds came together for a great cause at the SAP Center in San Jose on Monday night, as Roger Federer hosted Match For Africa 5: Silicon Valley.
With the money raised from the event going to the Roger Federer Foundation—which supports education projects in six different countries in southern Africa as well as his native Switzerland—Federer welcomed fellow ATP tour star Jack Sock, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and NBC Today Show co-host Savannah Guthrie to battle it out on the tennis court in the name of charity.
Federer and Gates—who won a doubles match at the Match For Africa in Seattle last year—improved to 2-0 as a team, holding off a late surge to beat Sock and Guthrie in the first match of the night, 6-3.
“I think I’m good at picking partners,” Gates said afterwards when asked about his undefeated record.
“Thank you for being part of the Match For Africa again,” Federer said to Gates. “I look up to you for everything you do, so thank you, and thank you for being a great, great partner tonight too.”