SportsBet get behind Team Kyrgios at Australian Open
Leading sports betting company, SportsBet, has thrown their support behind Nick Kyrgios at the Australian Open in the search for Australia’s first Men’s Champion at the event since 1976.
On at least 20 occasions throughout Kyrgios’ straight-sets win over Serbia’s Viktor Troicki on Wednesday, host broadcaster, Australia’s Channel Seven, cut to a close-up shot of Kyrgios’ brother Christos wearing a SportsBet t-shirt with the phrase “Chill Bro” in the players’ box.
SportsBet uploaded a photo of Christos wearing the T-shirt to its social media accounts on Wednesday night with the caption, “See Nick, good things happen when you listen to your brother …”
SportsBet are obviously referring to a new ‘relaxed’ and more focused Nick Kyrgios.
SportsBet employed the same tactics earlier in the week when Christos wore a “Nick Boom Boom” SportsBet shirt during his brother’s first round Monday win over Brazilian opponent Rogerio Dutra Silva.
Christos has since explained that any funds raised from wearing the SportsBet shirts will be donated to his brother’s charity, the NK Foundation.
The NK Foundation gives Kyrgios meaning
Nick Kyrgios has been widely praised for a more mature nature on the court and his turned his off-court focus to his NK foundation, which is currently building a sports facility for underprivileged kids. The Aussie firebrand has been vocal in a series of articles for Players Voice about his dedication towards helping underprivileged and disadvantaged kids and disclosing a meeting with a cancer victim that had an incredible impact on his outlook. He’s on the record as saying that he’s finally found his “purpose” in life.
A happy Nick Kyrgios makes a better tennis player and SportsBet have installed Kyrgios as a $1.37 favourite in Friday’s third round encounter with his boyhood idol, Jo-Wilfred Tsonga and is now firming as a $10 chance to take out the title.