HOPE Match for Japan

Today I had the opportunity to shoot many of the stars of tennis playing a soccer match against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers.

Some of the players for the tennis players were Novak Djockovic, Marcos Bagdatis, Fernando Verdasco, Davide Ferrer, Jurgen Meltzer, Feliciano Lopez, and Andy Murray.

Novak Djokovic Posing with Strikers Mascot

Marcos Baghdatis, voted the team’s most valuable player, and Andy Murray scored goals for the ATP World Tour Allstars, which was captained by World No. 2 Novak Djokovic. A total of 17 ATP World Tour stars took part including World No. 1 Rafael Nadal and Japan’s Kei Nishikori.

The charity match raised funds for the American Red Cross’ relief efforts in Japan, which has been effected by a recent earthquake and subsequent tsunami crisis. The match was followed by a gala dinner which also sought to raise funds.

ATP World Tour Allstars

Starting XI
Novak Djokovic (captain)
Kei Nishikori
Feliciano Lopez
Juan Monaco
Richard Gasquet
Viktor Troicki
Andy Murray
Marcos Baghdatis
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Jurgen Melzer
Gasquet’s physio (goalkeeper)

Alexandr Dolgopolov
Potito Starace
Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo
David Marrero
Fernando Verdasco
Rafael Nadal
David Ferrer

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