Tennis legend Billie Jean King called Andy Murray a “champion of the highest order.” This week, three-time Grand Slam champion Murray announced he will donate his prize money for the rest of 2022 to Ukraine. King, one of the biggest names in tennis history, saw the news on Twitter and reacted to it.
“This is what a champion of the highest order looks like,” King wrote on Twitter. “Andy Murray is donating all his prize money for rest of the year to help children in Ukraine. “Thank you, @andy_murray, for always speaking up and helping those who need it most.”
Murray wants to help the children of Ukraine
“Over 7.5m children are at risk with the escalating conflict in Ukraine, so I’m working with @UNICEF_uk to help provide urgent medical supplies and early childhood development kits,” Murray wrote on Twitter.
“It’s vital education continues, so UNICEF is working to enable access to learning for displaced children, as well as supporting the rehabilitation of damaged schools, together with replacement equipment and furniture.
“I’m going to be donating my earnings from my prize money for the rest of the year, but anyone in the UK can support UNICEF’s humanitarian response by donating to our appeal by following this link – https://unicef.uk/am_ukraine “Children in Ukraine need peace – now.”
Meanwhile, Murray has reunited with coach Ivan Lendl. Murray has made it clear he wants to achieve more Grand Slam success and that’s one of the reasons why he brought back Lendl to his coaching staff. During his first two stints with Lendl, Murray won three Grand Slams, two Olympic gold medals, one ATP Finals title and became the No.
1 for the first time in his career. Murray has had several early round exits this year but he enjoyed a deep run in Sydney. Murray fell just short of winning Sydney as he ended runner-up at the tournament. Murray is now set to play the Indian Wells Masters, where he drew Taro Daniel in the first round.