Tennis Australia has announced the first crop of stars who will appear in its Rally for Relief bush fire fundraiser – and it’s an incredible line-up.
Icons Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams will headline the exhibition event, which will be held at Rod Laver Arena on January 15; the week before the Australian Open.
The man who prompted Tennis Australian into action, Nick Kyrgios, will also appear. Grand Slam winners Naomi Osaka and Caroline Wozniacki will feature, as will men’s star Stefanos Tsitsipas.
“For a period of about two-and-a-half hours we’re going to be showcasing the game, but also coming together as a community to play our part in the relief effort,” said Craig Tiley, Tennis Australia chief executive and Australian Open tournament director.
More stars are expected to be confirmed for the event in coming days. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.