Tennis - Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has said that GrilldBurgers is matching his contribution of Australian Open aces towards the bushfire crisis. Kyrgios posted a tweet saying, "I am really happy with this and stoked that @GrilldBurgers are matching my @AustralianOpen aces too.
So we are at over $90k" As per the Australian's tweet, Kyrgios has raised $20,700 from aces he hit at the ATP Cup, $30,000 from aces he hit at the Australian Open, and $10,000 from tennis legend John McEnroe. With GrilledBurger's contribution, the total funds raised are now at $90k, as per the Australian.
Kyrgios was the player to bring the bushfire crisis to the attention of the tennis world with his tweet saying he would be donating funds based on the number of aces he hit during the Australian summer.
I am really happy with this and stoked that @GrilldBurgers are matching my @AustralianOpen aces too. So we are at over $90k ❤️🙏🏽🎾🍔🇦🇺 pic.twitter.com/ZqU3XJ4zht — Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) January 31, 2020
That was picked up several players who made similar contributions. He was also the player who asked Tennis Australia to do something to raise funds for those impacted by the crisis. That led to Tennis Australia hosting the AO Rally for Relief event prior to the tournament, which raised nearly $5 million AUSD for those impacted by the crisis. Kyrgios reached the fourth round of the Australian Open where he lost a tight four set match to Rafael Nadal.