FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Laver Cup – Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland – September 21, 2019, Rafael Nadal of the European team spoke to Roger Federer in a single match against World Milos Raonic REUTERS / Pierre Albouy
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Great tennis players Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal pledged AU $ 250,000 (approximately US $ 172,000) for Australian forest fire relief efforts at a charity event on Wednesday during the race. to the Australian Open.
Nadal made the announcement at the Melbourne Park Rod Rod Laver Arena during the Rally Cup for Relief, where top players including Serena Williams and Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic lead fundraising efforts.
Hoping to continue inspiring people to support this terrible disaster we're experiencing and help restore all we need, Nad Nadal told the court after an exhibition match. .
Australia is experiencing one of the worst recorded forest fires, with fires burning for months and killing 28 people, destroying more than 2,500 houses and destroying vast forests and farmland. of Bulgaria.
Smoke from fires engulfed Melbourne in a thick, gray cloud on Wednesday before the rainstorm cleared, disrupting the Australian Open qualifying matches for a second straight day.
ATP on Sunday pledged $ 500,000 to WWF Australia's Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund as part of its wildfire relief efforts.
A number of players have made personal commitments including American Williams …
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