Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Football For Japan - The Star Come Out To Play

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray will take part in a charity football match to help raise money for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

The trio will be among a glittering array of tennis stars who take on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, a second division team, before attending a gala dinner.

The money raised will help finance American Red Cross operations in Japan.

"I am very concerned for the people of Japan and think it is only right that we do whatever we can to help those in need," said Djokovic, who has enjoyed an unbeaten start to the new season, winning his first 18 matches.

Also showing off their skills for a good cause were Japanese player Kei Nishikori, Spanish trio David Ferrer, Fernando Verdasco and Feliciano Lopez, Serb Viktor Troicki, Juergen Melzer of Austria and Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus.

The players are in Florida area for the Miami Masters, which starts on Wednesday.

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