Mumbai: Ahead of the Australian Open, a whole slew of tennis superstars will hit the court at Rod Laver Arena to raise money for the thousands affected by the devastating bushfires. Starting today, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Nick Kyrgios, to name a few, will all be in action and Indian tennis fans can stream all the matches LIVE, starting 1:15 pm, only on the SonyLIV app.
It all began when Nick Kyrgios pledged to donate $200 for every ace he hits this summer to wildfire-relief efforts which spurred Tennis Australia to plan the ‘Rally for Relief’.
These exhibition matches are a part of Tennis Australia’s ‘Aces for Bushfire Relief’ fundraising initiatives which pledges $100 donation for every ace served at the Australian Open, ATP Cup in Brisbane, Perth and Sydney, Brisbane International, Adelaide International, Hobart International and Apis Canberra International (which has moved from Canberra to Bendigo due to the bushfires). All other proceeds from the event will be donated towards the cause.