Roddick, Gonzalez organize benefit

Updated: April 3, 2010, 7:42 PM ET
Associated Press

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Andy Roddick tuned up for Sunday's final at the Sony Ericsson Open by playing two sets of celebrity doubles to benefit Chilean earthquake victims.

Fernando Gonzalez of Chile organized the event Saturday with Roddick's help. Grand Slam champions Jim Courier and Gustavo Kuerten also played.

Roddick came up with the shot of the match -- a back-to-the-net flick through his legs and between his opponents for a winner. As the crowd roared, Roddick waved his index finger and sprinted off the court, pretending to leave.

"See you tomorrow!" he shouted.

He'll face Tomas Berdych in the men's final.

The charity event raised $125,000 and drew several thousand fans, who occasionally chanted, "Chi-chi-chi! Le-le-le!"

"I felt lucky to participate," Kuerten said. "Hopefully this will give people some hopes and dreams."

"My country will never forget this," Gonzalez said.


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