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Rally for Relief: Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic play in charity match

Rally for Relief: Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic play in charity match
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Novak Djokovic served drinks to the players on a tennis racquet

A number of tennis greats played in a charity match to take the amount of money raised for the bushfire appeal to over 4m Australian dollars.

Home player Nick Kyrgios raised A$1,600 (£954) in aces alone at Wednesday’s Rally for Relief, while Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal – who between them have won 39 Grand Slams – joined together to donate A$250,000 (£132,285).

The firefighters in attendance were given a lengthy, standing ovation by the crowd, while one joined Nadal on court to play doubles.

“Back home in Canberra, I couldn’t even go outside. It was emotional,” said Kyrgios, who made the first pledge to the appeal.

“I’m so happy we had Roger, Rafa, Novak [Djokovic] – some of the greats to get behind it. We’re doing everything we possibly can to overcome this together.”

A number of players