Tennis-Tsitsipas to donate $1000 for every ace at Mexican Open for Acapulco relief programme

  • Tennis
  • Wednesday, 28 Feb 2024

Tennis - ATP 250 - Los Cabos Open - Cabo Sports Complex, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico - February 23, 2024 Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas in action during his semi final match against Norway's Casper Ruud REUTERS/Carlos Perez Gallardo/File Photo

(Reuters) - Stefanos Tsitsipas has pledged to donate $1000 for every ace he hits during the Mexican Open tennis tournament to help with the reconstruction of Acapulco following the devastation caused by Hurricane Otis last October.

At least 50 people were killed when Otis, the most powerful hurricane to hit Mexico's Pacific coast, battered Acapulco. The storm also caused billions of dollars worth of damage, with over 130,000 houses destroyed or severely damaged.

"I'm going to donate a thousand dollars for every ace I make this week," the Greek world number 12 said in a video posted on the tournament's social media platforms, adding the money accumulated will be handed over to aid programmes for Acapulco.

The Mexican Open runs from Feb. 26 to March 2, and will feature German Alexander Zverev, Dane Holger Rune, Norwegian Casper Ruud and American Frances Tiafoe.

(Reporting by Angelica Medina in Mexico City, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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