Andy Murray’s campaign to help children in war-torn Ukraine got a boost on Saturday when Citi Open chairman Mark Ann pledged to contribute to Scott’s charity with money from next week’s ATP 500 tournament. , Murray also took the opportunity to discuss Ukraine with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who visited the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center.
Murray, a father of four and UNICEF ambassador to the UK, has been donating 100 per cent of his prize money since the start of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells in March, shortly after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This amounted to over $300,000 in donations and they have pledged to continue doing so until the end of the season.
“It really inspired us and we are announcing today that we will match whatever Andy does here and donate to UNICEF,” Eun said. “We’re also going to be building a fan portal called Match Ukraine, where fans can participate. They can give by party. They can be part of Andy’s journey. In fact, we’ll extend it throughout the year. People here Andy Let’s be part of a mission that is terrifying in the world and truly deserves our full support.”
If Murray wins next week’s tournament, he could earn another $342,800, which will later be tied between the Mark and Sally Ann Foundation and the Citi Open.
Murray, a 14-time ATP Masters 1000 champion, told reporters Saturday that as the war progressed, it was important to continue the awareness and fundraising efforts, and next week the Ein and Citi Open for Milan charity for your efforts. thanked.
“It’s fantastic. Many thanks to Mark and the whole team here for supporting this. It shows that when players and tournaments work together, really good things can happen. Hope I’m good Will be able to score runs and many fans can also participate and raise a lot of money this week.
“You can’t forget about it. It’s still happening. People still die, kids still have to run away from their homes and they’re in really sad situations. It’s important that the media keep throwing this, Keep talking about it.”
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Murray is making his fourth appearance at the Citi Open. He reached the final on his debut (L to Clement) in 2006 and reached the quarter-finals in 2018 following a third-set tie-break win over Mariusz Kopil in his most recent outing, which ended after 3 pm.
The world number 50 made his 2022 campaign debut against Sweden’s Mikel Yammer.