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Tennis star Andy Roddick teamed up with Fernando Gonzalez during the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami on Saturday for the ’Champions for Chile" fundraiser to aid victims of the February 27 Chilean earthquake.

In additional to showcasing his wicked on-court skills, Roddick also helped organize the event, which was initiated by Gonzalez, a native of Chile.

“My country will never forget this,” Gonzalez said.

More than 400 people were killed in the 8.8-magnitude quake, and 800,000 were left homeless. Gonzalez is a native of Santiago, and skipped the recent Indian Wells tournament to return home and lend help.

Grand Slam champions Jim Courier and Gustavo Kuerten also played in the event which raised $125,000 and drew several thousand fans.

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