Australian Bushfire: ‘Big 3’ join hands with Serena & other stars to raise funds

January 16, 2020

Lawn TennisAustralian Bushfire

  • Tennis superstars Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal jointly donated $172,000 for Australian bushfire relief at a charity fundraiser in smoggy Melbourne on Wednesday. The two tennis legends, with 39 Grand Slam singles titles between them, were at the Rod Laver Arena in a bid to swell the vast sums already donated to help victims of the devastating disaster.
  • They were joined by a who’s who of the tennis world, including Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Novak Djokovic, Naomi Osaka, Petra Kvitova, Dominic Thiem, Coco Gauff, Nick Kyrgios, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev.
  • Tennis Australia said it expected the “Rally for Relief” to raise “hundreds of thousands of dollars” to add to the more than Aus$2.8 million ($1.9 million) already stumped up by the global tennis community.

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