Roger Federer's charity event a joyous success with thanks to Savannah Guthrie, Bill Gates


‘Today’ show co-host may be busy covering the Winter Olympics but she’s still finding time to practice for her up coming tennis match with Roger Federer, Bill Gates and Jack Sock.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Roger Federer, looking like the fit 20-time Grand Slam winner he is, stood on a tennis court next to Bill Gates, the Microsoft founder who looked a little lumpy in a bright pink tennis shirt.

Paired together for a celebrity doubles match Monday night, they were ready to warm up when a man handling emcee duties asked Federer a question: What special skills would Gates bring to their team? 

Federer paused as if stumped, and laughter rippled through the crowd of about 16,000 spectators at the SAP Center.

“I’ll do the running,” Federer finally said, “and Bill does the thinking.”

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