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Felix helps rebuild Acapulco home, Tsitsipas donating for aces

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February 27, 2024
Felix Auger-Aliassime helps rebuild the home of Julio Zamora in Acapulco.
Felix Auger-Aliassime helps rebuild the home of Julio Zamora in Acapulco. By ATP Staff

Before Felix Auger-Aliassime hits the court Monday for the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC, the Canadian made a difference in the local community in Acapulco.

The 23-year-old volunteered with Association Construyendo to help rebuild a home in the Miramar neighbourhood that was destroyed in Hurricane Otis.

“I think it’s a great initiative from the organisation, from the tournament, to get players like myself involved, the community involved,” Auger-Aliassime said. “I think it sends a very positive message after the disaster that happened a couple months back, so hopefully I come back next year and see [Julio’s] beautiful home rebuilt.”

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The house belonged to Julio Zamora, who had been living there for 30 years when the storm changed his life. Fans can contribute to the cause by donating to assist Association Construyendoto build more houses.

“That night of the hurricane a pine tree fell on my house,” Zamora said. “Now with this reconstruction I feel happy and very excited that they are supporting us.”

Auger-Aliassime is not the only player doing his part for the community in Acapulco. Stefanos Tsitsipas announced he will donate $1,000 for every ace he hits during the ATP 500 event.

“I will be donating $1,000 for every ace I hit this week in Acapulco,” Tsitsipas said. “It’s going to be transferred to the relief programmes for Acapulco in 2024.”

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