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A Rod raises funds for earthquake victims

sports Updated: Apr 04, 2010 23:35 IST

Andy Roddick warmed up for Sunday's final at the Sony Ericsson Open by playing two sets of celebrity doubles to benefit Chilean earthquake victims.

Fernando Gonzalez of Chile organized the event Saturday with Roddick's help. Grand Slam champions Jim Courier and Gustavo Kuerten also played. Roddick came up with the shot of the match — a back-to-the-net flick through his legs and between his opponents for a winner. As the crowd roared, Roddick waved his index finger and sprinted off the court, pretending to leave.

“See you tomorrow!” he shouted. He’ll face Tomas Berdych in the final. The charity event raised $125,000 (Rs 55,92,500).