ISLAMABAD: Top international tennis stars Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic along with several others have donated their sports gear for generating funds for Pakistan’s flood affected people.
According to the United Nations, the recent monsoon floods have so far killed 270 persons in Sindh and other parts of Pakistan, affected over 5.5 million and destroyed 1.1 million homes.
“Aisam-ul-Haq, Pakistan’s tennis star, has collected the sports gear from the players which will be sold during a live telethon,” an official of the Pakistan Tennis Federation shared Aisam’s father Ehtesham-ul-Haq’s email with Dawn.
He said Aisam was also expecting to receive few items from Rafael Nadal and Rohan Bopanna.
“Aisam will also be contributing his own racquet, shoes and playing gear, which he used at the US Open,” the official added.
According to the email, Federer and Murray have donated their shoes and racquets while Djokovic and Liezel Huber donated their shirts.
Azarenka has donated her cap while Ivanovic her tennis skirt.
All the proceeds, he said, would go to the victims of the floods.
“Aisam is also willing to play an exhibition match with international stars for generating funds for the affectees,” the official quoted Aisam’s father.