Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz will play in the Ukraine Charity event at the US Open
The event will be played on the 24th of August which is the independence day of Ukraine. Plenty of tennis stars have signed up for the event and they include Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Taylor Fritz, Matteo Berrettini, John McEnroe, Coco Gauff, Leylah Fernandez, Iga Swiatek, Jessica Pegula and Victoria Azarenka.
It will be a two-hour session and it will feature both singles and doubles matches. It's an initiative under the Tennis Plays For Peace program which has already raised over one million in humanitarian aid with the US Open hoping to add two million more.
The US Open attracts high numbers of fans each year and USTA Chairman Patrick McNulty hopes to see plenty of people show support:
"The US Open is a stage that attracts millions of passionate fans, and it is incumbent upon us to help guide this passion to help those who desperately need it. This is a vitally important cause, and I'm proud of the way in which our sport has rallied together to lend a much-needed hand to our friends in Ukraine. I'm likewise proud that we are able to use the global platform of the US Open to enhance the giving effort, and I urge everyone to do all they can to help us show the people of Ukraine that we stand with them in their time of need."