The world of tennis is filled with talented technicians and eccentric characters, and one of the most talented and eccentric out there today is the Australian Nick Kyrgios. Ranking number 12 in the world a few weeks before his 22nd birthday, Nick Kyrgios is set for a bright future as a professional tennis player, but his talent can sometimes be overshadowed by some pretty questionable behaviour.
At Wimbledon in 2015, Nick Kyrgios was accused of giving up in his fourth-round loss to Richard Gasquet. Over the years, he’s also made inappropriate comments about the off-court activities of Stan Wawrinka, and has even been criticised by John McEnroe for his attitude and temperament. Now, Nick Kyrgios is putting his prized BMW up for sale, but he’s doing so in his own signature style.
After impressive showings at both Indian Wells and the Miami Open (where Kyrgios stormed all the way to the semi-final), fans of the precocious Australian thought he had turned a new leaf, ready to fulfil his immense promise. Kyrgios might be about to cash in on his rich potential, but it’s not the only thing he’s cashing in on.
As part of the younger generation of tennis stars, Nick Kyrgios is quite active on social media, and boasts nearly 500,000 followers combined on his Twitter and Facebook pages. If you were paying attention to Kyrgios’ Facebook yesterday, you might have been in with a chance of picking up his classy BMW.
Nick Kyrgios is selling his blue 2015 BMW F80 M3. Usually, when a world famous athlete wants to sell their car, they usually outsource that task to another company. Not Kyrgios; he decided to flog his beloved car himself, reasoning that he’d see a better response if he advertised his car to his huge number of followers.
“Because this way [advertising his car on Facebook] over 1 million people see the ad (or have done so far). How many do you think will see it in the trading post? I will have an educated guess for you, about as many as the amount of my serves you would return out of 100 balls.”
It was Kyrgios’ first car, and he bought it brand new; picking up a brand new BMW F80 M3 today would set you back around $140,000, but Kyrgios’ car would now cost about $60,000 in today’s market. Unsurprisingly, Nick Kyrgios’ car saw quite a few enquiries, but some were more serious than others.
At this stage, it’s not clear how much Nick Kyrgios is willing to sell his car for, but it looks as if he wants a sizeable sum to part with it. He will, however, be looking to sell it quickly; Nick Kyrgios is currently preparing for a showdown with the USA’s John Isner in the Davis Cup quarter-final.
After his strong showing in the Miami Open, Nick Kyrgios will have his sights on the Madrid Masters in early May, where he will be pitting his talents against the very best once more. If he does well in Spain in a few weeks’ time, Nick will hope to make a significant impact at the second Grand Slam of the year, the French Open, which begins on the 23rd of May. Whatever happens in Roland Garros, the chances are that Nick Kyrgios will be driving something new.