Andy Roddick reacts to Andy Murray donating prize money for rest of 2022 to Ukraine
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Former world No. 1 Andy Roddick applauded Andy Murray for his latest decision as the American suggested that the Scot is the guy that always does the right thing. On Tuesday, Murray announced his plans to donate all the prize money he earns in 2022 to Ukraine.
Roddick, who had many great matches and battles against Murray, saw the news and reacted to it on Twitter. "This guy just consistently gets it. Like every time," Roddick tweeted.
The announcement Murray made on Tuesday
"Over 7.5m children are at risk with the escalating conflict in Ukraine, so I’m working with @UNICEF_uk to help provide urgent medical supplies and early childhood development kits," Murray wrote on Twitter.
"It’s vital education continues, so UNICEF is working to enable access to learning for displaced children, as well as supporting the rehabilitation of damaged schools, together with replacement equipment and furniture.
"I’m going to be donating my earnings from my prize money for the rest of the year, but anyone in the UK can support UNICEF’s humanitarian response by donating to our appeal by following this link - https://unicef.uk/am_ukraine "Children in Ukraine need peace - now." Murray also made the headlines last week when he announced a shock reunion with coach Ivan Lendl.
"One of the things that helped me a lot was that someone like him, he was considered to be mentally very strong, he didn't show many emotions on the court, but then just talking to him about how he used to feel before Grand Slam finals and stuff, you know he used to get extremely nervous, he said he used to sometimes vomit before he went on the court," Murray told the Moselle Open.
"But then people would see him on the court and think he looks like he's quite relaxed." Murray wants to get back to making strong results at the Grand Slams and that's one of the biggest reasons why he returned Lendl to his coaching staff. Murray won three Grand Slams during his past two tenures with Lendl.