Hubert Hurkacz announces donation for every ace he hits at Wimbledon – NBC Chicago
Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz has announced he will donate for every ace he hits at Wimbledon to support the Russia-Ukraine crisis.
The world number 10 said on Sunday that for every ace he lands at the All England Club, starting in his first round on Monday, he will donate 100 euros to “support the people of Ukraine”.
The 25-year-old is set to face Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina on Monday at 6 a.m. ET.
Hurkacz became Poland’s highest-ranked men’s singles player in November 2021 when he reached a career-high world No.
He reached the semi-finals of Wimbledon in 2021, registering several quality wins including Roger Federer and Daniil Medvedev.
So, could a new face win the championships this year? Hurkacz certainly has the confidence to do so.
“Yeah, why not? What Roger, Rafa, Andy and Novak have done for this sport is truly amazing, and they’ve had so many battles. But now is definitely the time for new faces,” said Hubert Hurkacz at the All England Club.
Hurkacz is not the only tennis player to write Polish history. Fellow No. 1 Iga Swiatek won 35 consecutive matches heading into Wimbledon and is the favorite to capture the event.
The two Poles trained together at the All England Club on Thursday, according to an Instagram photo posted by Swiatek.
“So…I found @hubihurkacz today. And it was fun.” she wrote.
Swiatek is scheduled to face Croatian Jana Fett on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. ET.