Stefanos Tsitsipas pledges Acapulco tournament donation for hurricane relief

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Stefanos Tsitsipas returned to the Mexican Open this week, and the 2021 runner-up has pledged a charitable donation to assist with the destruction caused by Hurricane Otis.

According to tennishead.net, Tsitsipas has pledged to donate $1000 (USD) for every ace he hits at the tournament this week to the Hurricane Otis Relief Fund.

Last October, Hurricane Otis killed 52 people in Acapulco and caused an estimated $22 million in damage to the city. As a result, it has required a significant amount of work to bring the popular ATP 500 tournament back this year, with roughly $12 million and 35 sponsors contributing to the hard court event’s restoration.

“[It’s] very good to be back, [I’m] happy that the tournament is still going strong, it is something we did not expect after the tragedy of a few months ago”, Tsitsipas said.

“It gives me happiness that so many people came together and made this possible to return everything to this beautiful city of Acapulco. I am here with my tennis to give the best I can to the communities”.

Source: tennishead.net

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