Hubert Hurkacz will hope his highly effective serve is on level at Wimbledon after pledging to donate 100 euros ($105.54) for each ace he hits to the Ukraine reduction effort, the Polish seventh seed stated on Sunday forward of the grasscourt Grand Slam.
Hurkacz, whose energy is suited to grass courts, is third on the record of variety of aces hit on the ATP Tour this 12 months with 452 — behind big-serving People John Isner and Reilly Opelka.
Seventy of Hurkacz’s aces have come from simply six matches on grass, with the 25-year-old profitable final week’s tune-up occasion at Halle the place he beat world primary Daniil Medvedev within the remaining.
“I’d prefer to announce that beginning tomorrow I’m pledging to donate 100 euros for each ace I hit at Wimbledon to assist assist the individuals of Ukraine. Hope my serve works nicely!” he wrote on Twitter.
Hurkacz begins his Wimbledon marketing campaign towards Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina within the first spherical on Monday.
The grasscourt Grand Slam banned gamers from Russia and Belarus from taking part in at this 12 months’s Wimbledon following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, which Russia calls a ‘particular operation.’
Get the most popular sports activities information straight into your inbox
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get entry to The Philippine Day by day Inquirer & different 70+ titles, share as much as 5 devices, take heed to the information, obtain as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Name 896 6000.