Andy Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion, was complimented by Emmy Award-winning actor Ben Stiller for bringing attention to the situation in Ukraine. The Russian invasion of Ukraine began in late February. One of the first athletes to criticize Russia’s activities in Ukraine, Murray stated in March that he would donate all of his award money for the remainder of the year to UNICEF’s assistance in Ukraine.
Stiller wrote, “So much respect for Andy Murray bringing attention to the millions of people, including children, who are still impacted by this awful war in Ukraine.
I have the utmost admiration for Andy Murray for bringing attention to the millions of people, including children, who are still being impacted by this cruel war in #Ukraine. https://t.co/teStHElkOA By Ben Stiller on July 30, 2022 (@BenStiller).
Murray implores the media to continue covering the situation in Ukraine.
More than five months after the Russian invasion began, Russia began a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24.
Murray is not pleased that the issue in Ukraine is not receiving as much attention as it did when Russia first began their invasion. “I certainly hope so. That’s one of the things UNICEF, in my opinion, has been discussing with my team.
It’s quite challenging. According to Murray, quoted by Ben Rothenberg, “It’s not the top story in the news every day like it was back then. You can’t ignore this, I repeat. It still continues. Children are continually being forced to abandon their homes and people are still dying in incredibly awful circumstances.
It’s critical, in my opinion, that the media maintain covering it and discussing it. I’m hoping that what the competition is doing here can somewhat assist with that. Murray will begin his campaign at the Citi Open in Washington, D.C., in the meanwhile.
Murray faces Mikael Ymer in round one of the Washington tournament. Murray and Sweden’s Ymer have never met before; their rendezvous in Washington will be their first face-to-face encounter.