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Tennis players raise $100,000 for Japan relief

- Associated Press - Thursday, March 24, 2011

MIAMI (AP) - When some of the world's top tennis players formed a soccer team for a charity game, they had trouble divvying up duties.

Organizer Novak Djokovic says everyone wanted to be on the attack.

Andy Murray and Marcos Baghdatis scored goals, but the tennis players lost to the Fort Lauderdale Strikers professional team Wednesday night. Proceeds from the game and a dinner raised $100,000 for the American Red Cross Japan disaster relief effort, organizers said.

The tennis stars are in South Florida to compete in the Sony Ericsson Open. More charity games are planned in the coming months, Djokovic said Thursday.

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