Rafael Nadal has announced that he partnered up with Roger Federer to raise $250,000 to help the Australian bushfire relief. The Spaniard surprised the fans with the great donation during the ‘Rally for Relief’ charity event held in Melbourne.
“Talking with Roger a couple of hours ago, we decided to give 250,000 Australian dollars to bushfire relief, together,” Nadal said.
“Hopefully, that keeps inspiring the people to support this terrible disaster that we’re going through and helps us recover all the things that we need” he continued. The ‘Rally for Relief’ event was organized to raise funds for the disaster provoked by the bushfire crisis all across Australia.
Hundreds of millions of animals were killed, an overwhelming area of land was burned and a lot of people were forced to evacuate their homes. To help the efforts made by the authorities and the NGO’s to replenish what has been lost so far, tennis stars from both the ATP and the WTA tour showed up at ‘Rally for Relief’.
Besides Roger and Rafa, other big names like Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka, Caroline Wozniacki, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Nick Kyrgios have joined the star-studded lineup. The charity event raised almost 5 million dollars after the efforts made by the fans and the fair contribution from Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and the other tennis stars.