Although this week has been filled with tennis, it has been impossible to ignore the the catastrophic chain of events that has happened in Japan, which was recently devastated by an earthquake, subsequent tsunamis, and now is in a nuclear crisis. Several of the tennis stars at the BNP Paribas Open have been sending their well wishes to Japan in various ways. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal created the video above to send their support. In addition, Novak also placed his support in an interesting place, his knee.
Caroline Wozniacki and Victoria Azarenka expressed their support after their quarter-final match today. Caroline had her manager drive 2 hours from Indian Wells to find a Japanese flag.
I have been looking at the news, and it's just devastating to see what's going on in Japan and all the families and people affected there. We just wanted to show that we're thinking about them over there. It's tough for us to do something, but at least we thought this was the least we could do.
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There has been some talk of the ATP and WTA having a joint fundraiser to raise money for the victims in Japan, and I will keep you posted.