Novak Djokovic donates 1 million euros to Serbia’s fight against COVID-19

Ross Houston
March 31, 2020

World No.1 tennis star Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena have made a donation of one million euros as a part of their contribution in fight against the deadly coronavirus that has spread all across the world.

Djokovic and his wife Jelena Djokovic on Friday (March 27) said the ventilators will be procured through the Novak Djokovic Foundation. "It is important to remain united in this fight, to help each other, so we can defeat this virus faster and easier". Normally based in Monaco, the family's stay in Spain is "a pure coincidence", according to his spokesperson. "Unfortunately, the number of diseased people is growing each day, so Jelena, myself, and our foundation chose to find out what is the best way to donate our resources, time, knowledge, money ... whatever it takes to support the health of people across Serbia", he said. "Not everyone can help, many are hit hard by this situation, but fortunately, there are many people and companies who can help", Novak claimed.

"We have been spending quality time with our children, and I can not remember that I had time for such moments since I became a father ... so much weeks in a row spent at home together with Jelena and children". "We are spending a quality time with our kids, I can't recall ever being in a situation like this since I became a father - so many consecutive weeks at home with Jelena and the kids".

The funds will be used for purchasing ventilators and medical equipment for hospitals and healthcare institutions. We are in this together.

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Rafa Nadal had called on Spanish athletes to help raise 11 million euros ($12.13 million) to help fight the pandemic while Roger Federer contributed one million Swiss Francs ($1.04 million) to vulnerable families in his native Switzerland.

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