“I’m pledging to donate 100 euros for each ace I hit at Wimbledon to assist help the folks of Ukraine. Hope my serve works properly! #acesforaid,” the seventh seed introduced on Twitter and Instagram.
Hurkacz, 25, has regularly expressed his help for the Ukrainian folks.
At 6ft 5, Hurkacz’s serve types the premise of his sport. Thus far this season he has hit 452 aces in 39 matches — a median of greater than 11 per match — and the third-highest quantity within the ATP Tour, behind solely John Isner and Reilly Opelka.
Hurkacz begins his event on Monday with a primary spherical match in opposition to Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.
The 25-year-old arrives at SW19 buoyed by successful his first title of the yr — and his first on grass — final week on the Terra Wortmann Open after defeating world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev 6-1 6-Four within the ultimate.
Russia’s Medvedev won’t be competing at Wimbledon this yr after event organizers banned Russian and Belarusian gamers following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The ATP and WTA retaliated by eradicating rankings factors from the grand slam.