Andy Murray donates his full Queen's prize money to British victims


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Andy Murray donates his full Queen's prize money to British victims

Andy Murray will donate his total prize money won at the Queen's event to people who died at Grenfell tower in Kensington last week. The World No. 1 had decided already before playing the tournament that he would have delivered what he earned at Queen's to victims, and he could have donated up to £350,000 ($447,000) if he won his sixth historical title there.

However he lost to the Australian Jordan Thompson in straight sets (7-5 6-2) and so he will only give £12,000, which is $15,000. In the tragedy, seventy nine people died or are missing presumed dead after the blaze at Grenfell Tower in Kensington last week.

It's not the first time Murray takes a similar decision: in 2013 he had donated £73,000, earned from the title won at Queen's when the event was still an ATP 250, to the Royal Marsden Centre that works to find ways to beat cancer, after that his friend and fellow player Ross Hutchins was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Also Aegon Championships tournament will probably donate an amount of money. In 2014 Novak Djokovic had donated 464.000 euros, earned by winning Rome title, to Serbia victims after the rainy rain that had hit the country, while in 2015 Roger Federer donated his total Basel winner prize money to his foundation.

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