Novak Djokovic joins Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in donating to fight coronavirus


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Novak Djokovic joins Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in donating to fight coronavirus

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has pledged to donate €1 million Euros for respirators and medicine equipment in his native Serbia. Djokovic, 32, followed fellow Big Three group members Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in donating money to help fight the coronavirus outbreak.

World No. 2 Nadal called on Spanish athletes to help raise 11 million Euros. Meanwhile, record 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer donated one million Swiss Francs in his native Switzerland. "I wish to express my gratitude to all the medical staff across the world and in my native Serbia for helping everyone infected by the coronavirus," Djokovic told Serbian media over a video conference from Marbella, per Reuters.

"Unfortunately, more and more people are getting infected every day. My wife Jelena and I are putting together a plan how to best donate our resources to people in need. "Our donation is one million euros for the purchase of ventilators and other medical equipment."

There have been 457 coronavirus cases confirmed in Serbia and seven deaths. "Unfortunately, more and more people are getting infected every day. My wife Jelena and I are putting together a plan how to best donate our resources to people in need," Djokovic added.

"Our donation is one million euros for the purchase of ventilators and other medical equipment." Last week, the ATP extended the Tour suspension through to June 7 due to the coronavirus outbreak. Unfortunately, the belief among the players is that the grass season will also get cancelled and that the Tour will further extend the suspension.