Billionaire Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, congratulated Roger Federer after the Swiss Maestro ended his career at Laver Cup 2022. "Congratulations on a phenomenal career, Roger Federer," said Bill Gates on Instagram.
Roger Federer shared Bill's message on his Instagram Stories.
How Gates reacted when Federer announced his retirement
Bill Gates called Roger Federer "an inspiration" and wished him the best in his next chapter.
Gates, a Federer admirer, paid tribute to the 20-time Grand Slam champion. "You've been an incredible friend to me and an inspiration to an entire generation of tennis players. I'm lucky to have seen you work your magic on the court many times.
And I'm excited to watch your philanthropic work grow in this next phase of your life," Gates tweeted.
You've been an incredible friend to me and an inspiration to an entire generation of tennis players. I'm lucky to have seen you work your magic on the court many times.
Gates played tennis with Federer in Africa
In 2020, Bill Gates joined Roger Federer in the Match For Africa exhibition.
In Cape Town, a crowd of over 50,000 watched two of the greatest players in history having fun on an orange court. Roger Federer and Bill Gates on one side and Rafael Nadal and Trevor Noah on the other shared the court at the Cape Town Stadium in front of the record-breaking crowd.
They had a lot of fun and offered the fans something to cheer about before the major event between Federer and Nadal. Roger couldn't disguise his joy and enthusiasm as he played in front of a South African crowd for the first time, hoping for a wonderful evening and feeling proud to be of South African descent.
Rafael Nadal and Trevor Noah were defeated 6-3 by Roger Federer and Bill Gates. It was the third time Federer and Gates shared the court in The Match in Africa, and it was their third victory, with the Swiss star scoring the critical break in the eighth game on Noah's serve and sealing the deal a few minutes later with a comfortable hold.