May 22, 2014
Novak Djokovic Donates Rome Prize Money to Serbia Flood Relief
I may not be the biggest fan of Novak Djokovic but what he had done recently to support his fellow Serbians back home deserves our respect. After defeating Rafael Nadal to win the Internazionali BNL d'Italia title in Rome, he donated the cheque from the tournament to relief efforts. So far, at least 43 people are reported dead in the massive flood in the Balkans.
Djokovic's winnings are reported to be worth $749,934. Check out this year's Wimbledon betting odds or even the upcoming French Open if you're thinking of winning some money for yourself too.
Immediately after his victory in Rome, Djokovic drew a heart with his racket on the clay surface.
"This heart on the court is for you. It's also a special dedication to my country, which is suffering a lot right now. My heart is with them."
French Open will kick off next week and there is no doubt that Djokovic will come in as favourite to stop Nadal dominance in this Grand Slam tournament. As a Nadal fan, I can only say "may the best man win'.
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