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Nadal and Federer combine with big joint-donation to bushfire relief

Nadal and Federer combine with big joint-donation to bushfire relief
By Eurosport

15/01/2020 at 08:23Updated 15/01/2020 at 10:59

Rafael Nadal revealed that he and Roger Federer donated a combined $250,000 AUD (£132,000) towards the Australian bushfire relief.

The duo were among a host of the world's top players who took part in the Rally for Relief exhibition match on Wednesday.

Taking place at the Rod Laver Court in Melbourne Park, all proceeds from the event went towards the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.

And after playing alongside the likes of Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams and Coco Gauff, Nadal announced the donation before Federer took to the court.

"Hopefully that will keep inspiring the people to support this terrible disaster that we’re going through and helps to recover all the things that we need,” Nadal said.

Nick Kyrgios, also playing in the Rally for Relief, was one of the first players to announce he would pledge $200 AUD per ace during the Australian summer.

Video - Fire-fighting Deb plays alongside Nadal at Rally for Relief

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He also urged Tennis Australia to organise the exhibition event before the Australian Open, which gets under way on January 20.