Novak Djokovic donates prize money from Italian Open to Serbia flood relief
After rallying to defeat top-ranked Rafael Nadal (4-6, 6-3, 6-3) in the finals of the Italian Open in Rome on Sunday, tennis star Novak Djokovic has decided to donate his prize winnings from the tournament -- roughly $500,000 -- to his foundation to help flood relief in his native Serbia, according to the ATP.
According to the website for the Novak Djokovic Foundation, another $100,000 has been donated by random people via PayPal, bringing the total to approximately $600,000 that will go toward the relief in that region. The money will go in part toward reconstructing schools and Kindergartens affected by the severe weather. NGUYEN: ‘Old-school’ Ernests Gulbis on books, opera, Einstein and disdain for selfies