Tsitsipas Announces Gesture To Help Acapulco Relief Program After Hurricane Ortis

Tsitsipas Announces Gesture To Help Acapulco Relief Program After Hurricane Ortis

by Jordan Reynolds

Stefanos Tsitsipas will help those who have suffered in Acapulco as a result of Hurricane Ortis during this week's Mexican Open.

Last year's Australian Open runner-up is playing his second tournament in Mexico in a row, after also competing in Los Cabos last week. Despite this, Tsitsipas is not worried about having a hectic schedule.

The Mexican Open produced upsets on the opening day. For instance, Taylor Fritz and Auger-Aliassime both lost on day 1. That means the draw has now become even more open at the ATP 500 event.

Tsitsipas has had success in Mexico in the past. The most notable example was winning the title in Los Cabos last year, although he did exit at the semifinal stage this year to Casper Ruud.

The 25-year-old now has even more incentive to play and serve well. This is due to a generous measure he is taking to support the people of Acapulco after the devastating impacts of Hurricane Ortis in October of last year.

As can be seen in the video below, Tsitsipas has announced that he is donating 1,000 US dollars to the relief program for Acapulco for every ace that he hits this week at the Mexican Open.

If Tsitsipas goes far at the event, that could end up being a big donation. Last year, he was fifth on the ATP leaderboard for aces hit during the season. Tsitsipas struck a very impressive 547 aces in total.

Despite his formidable serve, the Greek will need to serve very well at the tournament to hit many aces. This is because the courts at the Mexican Open are quite slow this year, which makes hitting aces more difficult.

Regardless of how much he ends up donating, this is still a terrific gesture by Tsitsipas. It will provide crucial support to people who had their lives impacted so much by Hurricane Ortis.


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