Andy Murray receives 2022 Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award from ATP
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Andy Murray has been recognised with the 2022 Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award at the annual ATP Awards.
The award acknowledges Murray’s support of the humanitarian efforts in Ukraine – announcing earlier this year that he would pledge all of his prize-money earnings in 2022 to UNICEF. The 35-year-olds strong form this year has seen him donate over £500,000 to Ukrainian children affected by war.
"It seemed like something that would give me some extra motivation this year,” said Murray upon collecting his award. “I thought I could also raise some awareness and hopefully get others involved in helping, too."
Murray joins Andre Agassi, Roger Federer and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi as one of four players to have received the award twice, having also been awarded back in 2014.
“We are hugely grateful to UNICEF UK Ambassador, Andy Murray, for generously donating this season’s prize money to UNICEF UK,” said Jon Sparkes OBE, the Chief Executive at the UK Committee for UNICEF.
“The incredible donation will support UNICEF’s work responding to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, which is having a devastating impact on the country’s 7.5 million children.”
The British star has penned an essay for the ATP about his efforts this season and ambitions for more ongoing charity work in the future – read more.