PLAYER NEWS 2013
Tennis Family Rallies Behind Andrew Florent; Get Involved
by ATP Staff|
The tennis community has come together to raise money in support of former doubles World No. 13, Andrew Florent. The 42-year-old Australian is battling cancer.
The ATP is donating $100,000 from the ATP Benevolent Fund to Florent and his family.
Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said: “Andrew Florent's illness has come as a massive shock to all of us in Australian tennis. 'Flory', as we know him, is one of the great characters of Australian tennis and has forged lasting friendships with both current and former players and those involved in tennis around the world.
“We are all rallying to support Andrew and his family during this difficult time and we send them our love and best wishes.”
Additionally, fans can help out by donating to WA Charity Direct (WACD), who have set up a special fund for Florent. This is 100 per cent tax deductible and assists in covering medical bills and day to days costs.
All donations are tax deductible. WACD does not charge any handling fees so 100 per cent of what you donate will go directly to Andrew and his family.
The bank details are:
BSB 016412 (for donations sent from within Australia)
Swift Code: ANZBAU3M (for donations sent from outside Australia)
Account #: 835 399 902
Account name: WACD Community Foundation
Furthermore, Tennis Australia is offering the ‘Ultimate Fan Experience’ at the Australian Open through Ebay. The highest bidder wins:
• A pair of tickets to both the men’s and women’s finals,
• Two nights’ accommodation at Crown Metropol in Melbourne
• Two seats at Saturday’s Legends Lunch with special guests Rod Laver and Andre Agassi
• The opportunity to play doubles with Patrick Rafter and Goran Ivanisevic on Saturday, 26 January
• A tennis lesson with Jim Courier on Sunday, 27 January
• A photo with the winner of the men’s final