Nick Kyrgios Yet Again Proves How Special Is He for Australia

Published 02/07/2021, 10:40 AM EST
Nick Kyrgios of Australia looks on during his Men’s Singles fourth round match against Rafael Nadal of Spain on day eight of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Kelly Defina/Getty Images)


Nick Kyrgios has launched a great initiative with his charity ahead of the 2021 Australian Open. The NK Foundation has partnered with food producer, Old El Paso, to provide up to 25,000 meal kits to the vulnerable people of Australia. They will donate the meal kits to Foodbank Australia, which is the country’s largest hunger-relief organization.

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Through an Instagram video, Kyrgios announced the #MakeSomeNoiseforAustralia campaign to raise awareness for the good cause. To put things in perspective, 100 Mex-meal kits will be donated to Foodbank Australia each time an Australian player hits the court during the Australian Open.

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Nick Kyrgios launches massive charity initiate

Interestingly, the donation will be tripled each time an Aussie player wins. To mobilize the public, Kyrgios has appealed to the people to share his video on their Instagram story by tagging @oldelpasoaustralia using #MakeSomeNoiseForAustralia and has promised to donate 1 Meal Kit for each share.

In the video, Kyrgios has united with fellow Australian players Alex De Minaur, Sam Stosur, Matt Ebden, and Daria Gavrilova to make the campaign go viral on social media.

“Over the summer of tennis in Melbourne we’ll donate 100 Mex-meal kits to @foodbankaus for every time an Australian pro hits the court, and TRIPLE that donation every time they win! Wanna get involved and make some noise for good? Too easy… simply share this video on your IG Story tagging @oldelpasoaustralia using #MakeSomeNoiseForAustralia and we will donate +1 extra meal kit,” wrote Kyrgios.

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Notably, this the second time Kyrgios’ foundation has partnered with Old El Paso. Last year in November, Kyrgios launched the #MessFreeChallenge and donated 10,000 Mexican meal kits to help disadvantaged families.

Playing after a hiatus of one year, Kyrgios lost to Borna Coric in the third round of the Murray River Open. Struggling with a knee injury, Kyrgios’ serve was being affected because of the pain.

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With the 2021 Australian Open starting tomorrow, Kyrgios will face Frederico Ferreira Silva in the opening round of the Grand Slam. Last year, Kyrgios lost to Rafael Nadal in a grueling four-set match in the fourth round at Melbourne Park.

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Kshitij Tayal is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having played district-level tennis competitions, Kshitij is also a tenured journalist of the sport with over four years of experience. At EssentiallySports, he pens down some thought-provoking pieces on players and tournaments across the ATP and WTA.

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