Following Russian’s illegal invasion of the Ukraine and the devastation it has caused in that country, Andy Murry has donated some half-a-million pounds to UNICEF to help in their humanitarian relief projects there.
The former word No.1and three-time grand slam champion revealed last Thursday that the amount handed over was $630,000 which was made up from his 2022 on-court earnings starting from Indian Wells.
As a result of his action the 35-year-old has now been named recipient of the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award.
“When Russia invaded Ukraine, everyone was very worried about what it would mean. When all the images on the news showing what was happening to families began pouring in, it was devastating,” Murray wrote on the ATPTour.com website.
“Houses were bombed and families were displaced. Young children were affected by this, with many injured and in some cases dying. I wasn’t sure what I could do to help.
“Shortly after I decided that from Indian Wells onwards, I would donate my prize money for the rest of the season to UNICEF’s humanitarian response – the final total was just over $630,000.”