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By Richard Pagliaro | Friday March 27, 2020

 
Novak Djokovic and Jelena Djokovic

World No.1 Novak Djokovic and wife Jelena announced a 1€ million donation to help Serbian hospitals fight the Coronavirus pandemic

Photo Source: Djokovic.

Novak Djokovic is contributing to the fight against coronavirus.

The world No. 1 is donating one million euros to fund the purchase of ventilators and other medical equipment in his native Serbia.

More: Roger and Mirka Federer Donate 1 Million Swiss Francs

The eight-time Australian Open champion and wife Jelena gave thanks to doctors, nurses and medical staff around the world for their efforts fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

"I wish to express my gratitude to all the medical staff across the world and in my native Serbia for helping everyone infected by the coronavirus," Djokovic said in a video conference from Marbella, Spain.

"Unfortunately, more and more people are getting infected every day. My wife Jelena and I are putting together a plan how to best donate our resources to people in need. Our donation is one million euros for the purchase of ventilators and other medical equipment.”

The 17-time Grand Slam champion joins Roger Federer, who donated one million Swiss francs, Rafael Nadal, who is heading a drive of Spanish athletes to try to raise 11 million euros to fight the coronavirus outbreak, and Simona Halep, who donated money to buy medical equipment in her native Romania.


 

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