“I promise to donate $100 for every ace I hit at Wimbledon to help support the people of Ukraine. I hope my service works well! #acesforaid,” the seventh seed announced on Twitter and Instagram.
Hurkacz, 25, has repeatedly expressed his support for the Ukrainian people.
At 6ft 5, Hurkacz’s serve is the foundation of his game. So far this season, he has racked up 452 aces in 39 games — an average of more than 11 per game — and the third-highest total on the ATP Tour, behind only John Isner and Reilly Opelka.
Hurkacz starts his tournament on Monday with a first-round match against Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.
The 25-year-old arrives at SW19 energized by winning his first title of the year — and his first on grass — at the Terra Wortmann Open last week after beating world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev 6-1 6-4 in the last.
Russia’s Medvedev will not participate in Wimbledon this year after tournament organizers banned Russian and Belarusian players following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The ATP and WTA retaliated by removing ranking points from the grand slam.