One of the first tennis players to publicly support Ukraine during the Russian invasion was Andy Murray. In fact, the former world number one made the decision to donate all of his prize money to UNICEF, a charity close to children impacted by the war in Ukraine, beginning with the Indian Wells Masters 1000.
Mark Ein, the director of the Washington ATP 500 tournament, applauded the Scot for his idea. Murray will be able to earn the same amount at the Citi Open that Ein will contribute to the Ukrainian cause.
The Ukrainian War and Murray: “We Cannot Forget”
Ein said to the ATP microphones, “Murray‘s initiative has motivated us and, today, we announce that we will double his donation whatever of the outcome he earns in Washington.
“We’ll also develop a fan-focused website called Match Ukraine. Everyone will be able to contribute to Murray‘s adventure and take part in it. Andy wants to make a difference and he really deserves all our support.” .
For his part, Murray added, “This is amazing. I’d want to express my gratitude to Mark and the other administrative staff for their assistance. This demonstrates how collaboration between competitions and participants may result in the creation of something both lovely and significant.
I’m hoping for a successful tournament and lots of participation in this endeavor. This week, a lot of money needs to be raised. We must not overlook what is still taking place now.
Children are still being compelled to quit their homes and live in terrible conditions, and people are continuously being slaughtered. It is crucial that the media keep shedding attention on the conflict “. Murray was chosen last in the Washington draw.
The Scot already knows the name of the tennis player he will play if he prevails in the first round against Mikael Ymer. The player that will be granted a bye is Aslan KaRatsev, the number 15 seed. Getty Images provided the image.