Google Down the Line!: Helping Haiti: Federer brings top ballers together to raise funds for relief efforts

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Helping Haiti: Federer brings top ballers together to raise funds for relief efforts

Roger Federer has organized an mixed-doubles exhibition ahead of this year's Australian Open to support the relief efforts in Haiti.

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Roddick, Lleyton Hewitt, Serena Williams, Kim Clijsters and Sam Stosur have agreed to join the world's top baller on Sunday in raising funds for the survivors of Tuesday's devastating earthquake which has claimed tens of thousands of lives already.

“I had the idea we could do something to help Haiti after the tragic earthquake. So, I spoke to some other top players ... they said ‘yes, we should do something’," said Federer.
He also took to his Facebook page to announce the event with Rafa following suit on his:
We play an exhibition match at Melbourne Park tomorrow to help the victims in Haiti. Roger's idea, he texted me and I thank him for that. It is at 2 pm so we hope that you can come so that we raise money also with your help. IT's a few of us, not just Roger and me. also Novak, Kim, Lleyton, Andy,... Roger's idea, great one!. You have to come! Don't forget!
A-Rod, ReRe + Kimmie took to Twitter to spread the word.

The event will take place at 2pm local time and tickets will be $10 for adults and free for children under 12. Make it if you can and support the cause!

[Photo(s): PAUL CROCK/AFP/Getty Images]


  1. Excellent idea, it's good to see these ballers doing something in the wake of such a catastrophe. For those of us who can't make it to the exo this website gives a really good breakdown of how to give to the disaster relief efforts. Even a tiny donation can go a long way.

  2.'s shorts a little tighter this year??? LOL

  3. I'd love to go if only i didn't live on the other side of the world! Great iniciative by Roger and kudos to all the Tops that agreed to do this on the last day of their practices for the AO... Novak, Andy, Kim, Rafa!


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