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CFA volunteer wins 'hits and giggles" with Rafael Nadal

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A tennis-playing CFA volunteer from WestErn Victoria has just played the game of her life, teaming up with Rafael Nadal as his doubles partner in an impromptu-fundraiser for bushfire relief.

Deb Borg was out fighting the fires last week.

Last night the St Arnaud firefighter was playing "hits-and-giggles" in a not-so-serious match at Rod Laver Arena, ahead on the Australian Open, which starts Monday.

Deb took a chance on court – and also managed to get a hug from her favourite player.

The event raised $4.8 million.

Nadal and Roger Federer also pitched in with $250,000 of their own.