ATP Cup Press Release, January 3, 2020
The inaugural ATP Cup Group stage has kicked off in Brisbane, Perth and Sydney.
Tournament Director Tom Larner revealed on Friday that for every ace served across the 10-day tournament at all three venues will deliver $100 to the Australian Red Cross bushfire disaster relief and recovery efforts.
Day one has already seen $21,600 raised after team’s across the three cities served up 216 aces across singles and doubles matches. Team USA’s John Isner raised the most for the Australian Red Cross serving up 33 aces in his match against Casper Ruud.
With more than 1,500 aces expected to be served by singles and doubles players across both the group rounds and Final Eight in Sydney, the ATP Cup contribution is expected to exceed $150,000.
Daily updates will be provided on the ATP Cup Twitter via the #Aces4BushfireRelief
ATP Cup Aces For Bushfire Relief daily tally
· Perth: 86 aces
· Sydney: 50 aces
· Brisbane: 80 aces
ATP Cup Aces Total – 216
ATP Cup Ace Leaders (aces served in a single match)
33 – John Isner, Team USA
20 – Nick Kyrgios, Team Australia
15 – Jan-Lennard Struff, Team Germany
12 – Denis Shapovalov, Team Canada
11 – Taylor Fritz, Team USA
ATP Cup players have also started to get involved individually, with Team Australia’s Alex de Minaur, Nick Kyrgios and John Millman all pledging personal donations for every ace they serve.
— John Millman (@johnhmillman) January 2, 2020
The fundraising initiative will be jointly funded by the ATP, Tennis Australia, Tennis New South Wales, Tennis Queensland and Tennis West.
Donations can be directed to the Australian Red Cross bushfire disaster relief and recovery efforts here.