WOW! Bill Gates Watches Iga Swiatek’s Play at Indian Wells After Good Friend Roger Federer Skips Tournament in 2021

Published 10/10/2021, 2:55 PM EDT


In the ongoing third round of Indian Wells 2021, fans are witnessing an iconic match between Iga Swiatek and Veronika Kudermetova. While the Polish player has already won the first set 6-1, it will be intriguing to see how the Russian player will react in the second set.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Interestingly, Swiatek converted both of her break-points in the first set of the match. On the other hand, Veronika Kudermetova is yet to win a break-point. The Russian needs to step up her game quickly to have a chance of making a comeback in this match.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Bill Gates was at Indian Wells to watch Iga Swiatek v Veronika Kudermetova at Indian Wells 2021

Intriguingly, there is a special guest watching the match between Swiatek and Kudermetova. Microsoft founder and former CEO, and one of the richest persons in the world, Bill Gates.

Gates arrived at the Indian Wells 2021 in a casual blue T-shirt and cap. He is quite interested in tennis and thus, decides to witness the action live whenever he gets some free time. Even though his good friend, Roger Federer, is not playing at the tournament this year, he is not ready to miss any intriguing action from the desert.

Watch This Story: How Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, and Others Travel

When Bill Gates teamed up with Roger Federer for a charity match

Gates’ interest in tennis can be seen from the fact that he actually played doubles along with Roger Federer for a charity match. It was an exhibition match that took place in Cape Town, South Africa, under the banner ‘Match in Africa’.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Roger Federer (R) of Switzerland and Rafael Nadal (L) of Spain play a tennis match at Cape Town Stadium as part of an exhibition game held to support the education of African children. February 8, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Federer and Gates were up against Rafael Nadal and renowned TV host, Trevor Noah. Interestingly, it was the former pair who emerged as the winners at the end of the match.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Thus, Gates has always been fond of tennis and tennis fans have witnessed him near the court on numerous occasions. Will he feature in yet another tennis match soon?

DIVE DEEPER

WATCH: When Roger Federer and Wife Mirka Teamed Up to Play For Switzerland

8 days ago

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Anshul Singh

1386 articles

Anshul Singh is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 1000 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT