“I am pledging to donate 100 euros for every ace I hit at Wimbledon to help support the people of Ukraine. Hope my serve works well! #acesforaid,” the seventh seed announced on Twitter and Instagram.
Hurkacz, 25, has frequently expressed his support for the Ukrainian people.
At 6ft 5, Hurkacz’s serve forms the basis of his game. So far this season he has hit 452 aces in 39 matches — an average of more than 11 per match — and the third-highest number in the ATP Tour, behind only John Isner and Reilly Opelka.
Hurkacz begins his tournament on Monday with a first round match against Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.
The 25-year-old arrives at SW19 buoyed by winning his first title of the year — and his first on grass — last week at the Terra Wortmann Open after defeating world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev 6-1 6-4 in the final.
Russia’s Medvedev will not be competing at Wimbledon this year after tournament organizers banned Russian and Belarusian players following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The ATP and WTA retaliated by removing rankings points from the grand slam.