Nick Kyrgios news: Outspoken Aussie launches NFT collection after doubles win in Melbourne

Nick Kyrgios puts on a show

Australian doubles duo Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis won the 2022 Australian Open last week after being fellow Aussie partnership Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell.

Although they were backed by a home crowd throughout the tournament, Kyrgios is giving fans the opportunity to experience the final even further as he’s launched a collection of 22 ‘NFTs’, and is selling them for $399 US dollars.

NFTs – or non-fungible tokens – is a non-interchangeable unit of data which represents a real-world item such as music, video or an in-game item which are typically sold online using cryptocurrency to pay for them.

The volatile personality is selling his five different reaction moments from his run in the 2022 Australian Open, and is just the latest celebrity to get on board with the NFT trend which is growing exponentially.

“It’s been an amazing tournament full of memorable moments,” Kyrgios revealed.

“I’m all about the fans and the fan experience so this feels like another great way to connect.

“NFTs are the future of collectibles and I always want to be on the cutting edge and to advance our sport.

Despite being keen to push the fan experience, Kyrgios is also selling off a rare hyper diamond NFT which celebrates the moment him and Kokkinakis won the Grand Slam, but it doesn’t come cheap – he’s charging $9,999 US dollars for it.

It should come as too much of a surprise that Kyrgios is one of the first tennis players to venture into the NFT world given he’s not afraid to do or say anything controversial or risky.

NFTs are supposedly the future – but that doesn’t make them any easier to understand, and is this really want people want for the future of tennis? Selling off moments of history to the highest bidder? Or will tradition prevail?

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