The Coronavirus pandemic is hitting hard from an economical and psychological point of view all sorts of categories. Unfortunately, lower-ranked pro tennis players are also heavily affected. In the sport, there is a huge divide in terms of prize money and endorsement between top players and the rest of the pack. This means that players outside the top100 are used to struggle and with the tennis tours stopped because of the Coronavirus, they are having serious issues right now.
How Tsitsipas is helping his colleagues
Stefanos Tsitsipas from Greece is the new tennis sensation and he has a great heart. With his coach Patrick Mouratoglou, he decided to auction his memorabilia and part of his time with the intention of giving the proceeds to his struggling colleagues. Therefore, fans can auction for Stefanos’ signed rackets, shirts, shoes, and also spending some time with the Greek at the Patrick Mouratoglou Academy in the south of France.
On Social Media, Stefanos commented:
“Dear fans and fellow players,
Let’s support the tennis tours (men’s and women’s) by raising funds for our sport together.
The world of tennis is built on many levels and what most people don’t see are the players fighting week-in, week-out for their survival on the tour so that they can make it onto the big stage.
These are the players that are struggling the most in these strange times and are facing the reality of having to quit their dreams.
So let’s help them.
Fans, please visit our page and bid on some unique experiences or items that money can’t buy.
Fellow players, click the link in my bio to make a donation or join me by adding items to this online auction which you feel valuable in supporting the players “Beyond 100″.
Together we can make a difference.”
The initiative has been praised by many and even his dear friend (and controversial figure) Nick Kyrgios didn’t miss the chance to support the Greek on Instagram.
Here the link to the auction.