Another superstar has been added to the Australian Open Rally for Relief event which will be held on January 15th on Rod Laver Arena. Serbia's World No. 2 Novak Djokovic, a seven-time champion at Melbourne Park, has joined the star-studded line up that already includes World No.1 and 19-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal, World No.
3 and 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer, Nitto ATP Finals winner Stefanos Tsitsipas and Australia's Nick Kyrgios on the men's side. Among the women, 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams, defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka and former World No.
1 and 2018 Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki, who will be retiring at the end of the Australian Open, will be participating in the event. All funds raised from the charity event will go towards victims affected by the Australian bushfire crisis, which has claimed more than 27 lives already and an estimated one billion animals.
Several players have made personal pledges towards the cause, including Djokovic who contributed $25,000 to the cause. Russian Maria Sharapova also made a donation of $25,000 while several players, including Kyrgios, made pledges based on the number of aces they hit during the Australian summer.
Pleased to announce on the Today show this morning that @DjokerNole will join AO Rally for Relief with @serenawilliams @rogerfederer @RafaelNadal @naomiosaka @NickKyrgios @CaroWozniacki @StefTsitsipas - we expect millions will be raised over summer from aces for bushfire relief.