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Andy Murray Wimbledon Donation? Will Athlete Give to Cancer Charity?

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Monday, 08 Jul 2013 11:10 AM

By Megan Anderle

On top of becoming the first British man to win Wimbledon since 1936, Andy Murray is now $2.38 million, or £1.6 million, richer thanks to tournament winnings. A day after the victory, people are already speculating what he will do with all that money.

Even if he donated all the winnings, Murray certainly wouldn’t be broke; the tennis star is expected to earn £100 million, or $149 million, from endorsements, according to the Daily Mail.

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Murray has been philanthropic with prize money in the past – after winning the AEGON Championships in June, he donated £73,000, nearly $109,000, of the winnings to Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, which provides care for care for more than 50,000 cancer patients every year.

Murray’s close friend and fellow tennis player Ross Hutchins is currently in treatment at the Royal Marsden center. Hutchins was one of Murray’s British Davis Cup teammates and has been battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma since he was diagnosed last Christmas.

Murray beat Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 at Wimbledon on Sunday. He is the first British man to win Wimbledon in 77 years, since Fred Perry won the last of three in a row in 1936.

"I still can't believe it," Andy Murray told the USA Today a couple of hours after sending the Kingdom into collective delirium. "Can't get my head around that."

Hutchins, 28, came to the Wimbledon match and sat behind Murray’s longtime girlfriend Kim Sears. He told ITV Daybreak how much the support means to him.

“I've been close with Andy for 15 years, or something,” he said. “He's been very supportive for me. He's been like a rock for me. He's one of my closest friends, we go back a long way and he's been with me (every) step.”

He hopes to join Murray on the court soon.

“Hopefully, we're through the worse of it and through all the chemotherapy and we can move forward with the rest of my life,” Hutchins said.

Hutchins organized the Rally Against Cancer event at the Queen’s Club in London last month, and Murray joined the likes of Tim Henman, coach Ivan Lendl, Sir Richard Branson, Boris Johnson, Michael McIntyre, and Jonathan Ross to raise money. In total, upwards of £217,000, nearly $384,000 was raised for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

Royal Marsden Cancer Charity declined to comment on the speculation when the Daily Mail contacted the charity.

A representative for Murray said he could not comment because a decision had not been made.

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