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Djokovic pledges big bucks to fight coronavirus

REUTERS,

Added 27 March 2020

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Serbia’s Novak Djokovic (FP)

BELGRADE – Tennis world number one Novak Djokovic pledged one million euros (BDS$2.2 million) to help buy ventilators and other medical equipment in his native Serbia yesterday, joining a list of other athletes in the fight against coronavirus.

The virus, which emerged in China late last year, has brought sporting events around the world to a halt and killed more than 24 000 people.

Rafa Nadal had called on Spanish athletes to help raise 11 million euros (BDS$24.3 million) to help fight the pandemic while Roger Federer contributed one million Swiss francs (BDS$2.1 million) to vulnerable families in his native Switzerland.

 “I wish to express my gratitude to all the medical staff across the world and in my native Serbia for helping everyone infected by the coronavirus,” (Reuters)

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