On 15th January, Tennis greats Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal pledged A$250,000 (£132,600) towards the Australian bushfire relief efforts at a charity event.
World number 1 in men's singles tennis Nadal announced this during the “Rally for Relief” event where top players including Serena Williams and Australian Open defending champion Novak Djokovic led fundraising efforts.
“Hopefully that will keep inspiring the people to support this terrible disaster that we’re going through and helps to recover all the things that we need,” said Nadal.
A relief after a long time in Australia. Heavy rain, flash floods and severe thunderstorms have swept over Melbourne and rain is forecast to hit bushfire-affected parts of New South Wales and Victoria later this week.