Roger Federer, of Switzerland, gestures to fans during an exhibition tennis match against Jack Sock in San Jose, Calif., Monday, March 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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Roger Federer dazzles in first career Bay Area appearanceFrom his knees at the middle of the net, Roger Federer struck volley after volley right back at Jack Sock until the American star finally faltered. And how could Federer not be loving life?While this doubles match didn't officially count Monday night, it sure mattered to all of the children in Africa who Federer is committed to helping through his foundation.After the doubles, the 25-year-old Sock -- ranked 10th in the world -- pushed Federer to an 11-9 tiebreaker in the first set before dropping the second set 6-4 .A video promoting the match featured Federer training Gates, from weightlifting -- lunges with a heavy bar over his shoulders -- to studying a tennis book and both pingpong and tennis practice to work on his reflexes and skills.
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