AO Press Release, February 1, 2022
Nick Kyrgios has proven himself King of the fans this year claiming the Australian Open men’s doubles crown alongside old friend Thanasi Kokkinakis. Now those fans can own their very own piece of tennis history, while joining the evolution of the sport.
“It’s been an amazing tournament full of memorable moments,” Kyrgios said.
“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.”
Five epic Kyrgios reaction moments from this year’s tournament will be released with a limited run of 22 priced at $US 399.
The first of each of the five series will be an Ultra Rare Gold moment to be auctioned off over the next five days:
- Bring The Heat: He sets the court aflame whenever he steps out. He is King Kyrgios
- Fly Higher: First Australia, then the world. Nick doesn’t care for limits
- Let’s Dance: This is no last dance for Kyrgios. This is only the beginning
- LFG: He says it how it is. But we won’t repeat it here
- Tongue Time: Sometimes the celebration takes over. Control on the court is key, but once you win it’s ok to let loose.
A drop of 2022 NFTs celebrating the year of his maiden Grand Slam title will be priced at $US 20.22:
- King Collection: Tennis court baller. Nick is here to leave a mark, and to usher in the next gen of sports stars.
A Hyper Rare Diamond NFT celebrating the moment that Nick and Thanasi claimed their doubles title will also be auctioned off as part of the drop at a starting price of $US 9999.
“This is an epic first for tennis with an NFT collectible minted in-tournament and now ready to buy,” Tennis Australia’s Metaverse and NFT Project Manager Ridley Plummer said.
The Nick Kyrgios NFT collection is available to purchase here.
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