Andy Murray vows to get ‘virtually’ legless as he donates Madrid prize money to NHS and player relief fund
Andy Murray will donate his Madrid Open Virtual Pro prize money to the NHS and tennis player relief fund while he also promised to get “virtually” drunk.
The three-time Grand Slam winner, who advanced to the final after beating Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman in bizarre fashion earlier in the day, became the inaugural online tournament champion after edging Belgian David Goffin on a tiebreak 7-6 (7-5) in the final on Thursday.
— #MMOPEN (@MutuaMadridOpen) April 30, 2020
The tournament was set up as a charity drive, with €50,000 (£43,600) donated to the Madrid Food Bank to assist in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.
The winner received €150,000 (about £130,000) from which they can decide how much they donate to charity and their fellow tennis players who have been worst affected by tennis’ suspension.
Murray confirmed that he planned to celebrate “virtually” and revealed he will be donating half his prize money to the NHS and half of the player relief fund.
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Going to get ‘virtually’ legless celebrating my win online @mutuamadridopen Hope anyone who watched got some sort of enjoyment out of it in these tough times. I’ll be donating half of the 45 thousand dollars prize money to the NHS and the other half to the tennis player relief fund. #tennis #castore #nhs #stayhome
“Going to get ‘virtually’ legless celebrating my win online @mutuamadridopen,” he wrote on social media.
“Hope anyone who watched got some sort of enjoyment out of it in these tough times.
“I’ll be donating half of the 45 thousand dollars prize money to the NHS and the other half to the tennis player relief fund.
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