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Andy Murray’s Ukraine Pledge Nets $630,000 | Tennis Information

Andy Murray has been named recipient of the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award.© AFP

Former world primary Andy Murray stated Thursday his pledge to donate all of his season’s prize cash to humanitarian reduction in war-ravaged Ukraine netted $630,000. Three-time main winner Murray determined in February that his on-court earnings in 2022 can be donated to UNICEF initiatives in Ukraine following the Russian invasion. The 35-year-old has been named recipient of the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award in recognition of his gesture.

“When Russia invaded Ukraine everybody was very apprehensive about what it will imply. When all the pictures on the information displaying what was taking place to households started pouring in, it was devastating,” Murray wrote in an essay posted on

“Homes have been bombed and households have been displaced. Younger youngsters have been affected by this, with many injured and in some instances dying. I wasn’t positive what I may do to assist.

“Shortly after I made a decision that from Indian Wells onwards, I might donate my prize cash for the remainder of the season to UNICEF’s humanitarian response – the ultimate complete was simply over $630,000.”

Russian gamers, in addition to these from ally Belarus, have been banned from Wimbledon this yr.

Nevertheless, they’re allowed to maintain enjoying in ATP and WTA tournaments though not below their nationwide flags.

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