Nick Kyrgios’ proposal that Tennis Australia hold a charity exhibition match before the Australian Open to raise funds for those affected by bushfires was applauded by many on Thursday.

The 25-year-old tennis star, ranked World Number 30, has decided to get the ball rolling by donating $200 for every ace he serves during the Australian summer.

He tweeted: “I’m kicking off the support for those affected by the fires. I’ll be donating $200 per ace that I hit across all the events I play this summer. #MoreToCome #StayTuned”.

John Millman also vowed to donate $100 for every ace after hearing of Kyrgios’ decision. He had also supported Kyrgios’ ingenious plan of taking advantage of the world class athetes in the country with a pre-tournament ahead of the first Gland Slam of the year that kicks off in Melbourne on 20 January.

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Alex de Minaur, who will be joining Kyrgios in the upcomin ATP in Group F of the competition,  also pledged to donate $250 for every ace he serves to the bushfire victims.

Kyrgios will also face tennis young gun Stefanos Tsitsipas on Tuesday 7 January.

Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley also posted on social media: “For weeks we’ve been watching the devastation caused by bushfires across Australia and the people affected are constantly in our thoughts. We want to help these communities in a meaningful way and will announce a number of fundraising initiatives that will be rolled out across the ATP Cup, Australian Open and our other events over the coming weeks.”

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