‘No questions asked’: Kyrgios’ pledge
Tennis ace Nick Kyrgios has once again shown off his big heart with an incredible gesture for anyone who’s hungry or needs help during the current coronavirus crisis.
Kyrgios dug deep during the Australian summer of tennis, kick starting a flood of donations from the ATP Tour and sports people from around the world.
Following his generosity shown during the summer bushfires, when he kickstarted a fundraising campaign that raised almost $5 million, Kyrgios is using his profile to reach those in need.
While Kyrgios has been seen as the bad boy of Australian tennis, he has long worked with charities and younger players.
But Kyrgios has reached out to the community at large, taking to heart the common saying during the coronavirus crisis that “we’re all in this together”.
Nick Kyrgios is a good dude.Source:Getty Images
He’s asked for people to get in touch if they don’t have the means to look after themselves and their families.
“If ANYONE is not working/not getting an income and runs out of food, or times are just tough … please don’t go to sleep with an empty stomach,” Kyrgios wrote.
“Don’t be afraid or embarrassed to send me a private message. I will be more than happy to share whatever I have.
“Even just for a box of noodles, a loaf of bread or milk. I will drop it off at your doorstep, no questions asked!”
Kyrgios appears to be spending the ATP shutdown at his Canberra home and recently posted an image of him adding to his tattoo collection.
The 24-year-old Kyrgios kicked off the “Rally for Relief” during the Australian Open to raise money for the bushfire relief.
He donated $200 per ace during the summer with millions of dollars coming in throughout the tournament.
The ATP Tour has been suspended until at least the end of the month but it’s expected to last much longer.
Australian tennis star John Millman for one is resigned to not playing again this year.
Millman fears the global nature of his sport will leave it almost impossible for the respective men’s and women’s tours to reset again in 2020.
“We’re going to have to be pretty unified in terms of our recovery process before the tour can resume,” Millman told AAP.
“Maybe the tournament location has got the COVID-19 situation under wraps and then manage to contain it, but if someone’s flying in from South America, say, and their country hasn’t got a hold of it, then the tournament can’t (go ahead).
“You can’t have the tournament going when only certain players can get there. I think that’s where the problems lie.
“It’s almost like we have to have a vaccine or the virus has to run its course before there’ll be any let-up there.”
— with AAP
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