Tennis - Ukrainian tennis star Sergiy Stakhovsky has sent a message to philanthropist and technology entrepreneur Elon Musk asking him to help Ukraine with medical support. Stakhovsky was responding to a tweet that Musk had posted on Twitter in which the Tesla CEO had said, "We have extra FDA-approved ventilators.
Will ship to hospitals worldwide within Tesla delivery regions. Device & shipping cost are free. Only requirement is that the vents are needed immediately for patients, not stored in a warehouse. Please me or @Tesla know."
Stakhovsky responded saying, "Dear Mr.Musk, the situation in Ukraine will be disastrous in a very short period of time. I would kindly like to ask you to consider any medical support for my country [🙏] [🇺🇦] !
@usuprun has the integrity to deal with it. Thank you very much for your deeds." Ukraine has reported more than 1,000 cases so far of the coronavirus with 28 deaths among them. Stakhovsky is one the leading tennis stars from Ukraine, and has peaked at a career-high singles ranking of No.
31 in September 2010 and No. 33 in doubles that same month. He is best known for beating eight-time winner and defending champion Roger Federer in the 2nd round of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships ending Federer's record run of 36 consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinals.
Dear Mr.Musk, the situation in Ukraine will be disastrous in a very short period of time. I would kindly like to ask you to consider any medical support for my country🙏🇺🇦! @usuprun has the integrity to deal with it.
Thank you very much for your deeds. ✊🙏 — Sergiy Stakhovsky (@Stako_tennis) April 1, 2020