World No. 2 Novak Djokovic, who won the Internazionali BNL d’Italia with a victory over top ranked Rafael Nadal, revealed that he has donated his prize money to to his foundation to help the flood relief efforts in Serbia.
Following his win last Sunday, the former world No. 1 was quick to dedicate his win to his homecountry, and to the millions suffering as a result of the floods.
“This heart on the court is for you,” he told the fans in Italian during the victory celebration. “It’s also a special dedication to my country, which is suffering a lot right now. My heart is with them.
“I’m trying to contribute in my own way. These are very critical times for our country and our people. But we’re being united and this win and this trophy is dedicated to them.”
Heavy rainfall in Bosnia and Serbia from 14-16 May has affected more than 1.6 million people, with at least 48 people dying as a result of the flooding.
Djokovic has now won three of the fourt Masters 1000 events he has taken part in, and will be looking to use that momentum to win the French Open for the first time, which would complete his career Grand Slam.