Tue, Oct 18, 2:56pm by Staff Writer
He’s Australia’s biggest brat, he doesn’t care about tennis in the slightest but can will Nick Kyrgios win a Grand Slam one day? Online bookmaker Sportsbet certainly think so, they’ve opened up several markets on Tennis’ most polarising figure.
Sportsbet are confident the 21-year-old from Canberra can do it at some point in his career. They have him at $1.16 to achieve the feat and $4 for him to come up short. There’s no doubt he is good enough but will he play for long enough?
Well, if you’ve got an opinion on that then Sportsbet have also got markets on the length of Nick’s career. You can get $67 if he hangs up the racquet this year, $51 for next year and then it dwindles down to $1.08 for 2022 or later.
Before his enforced holiday from the ATP Tour for tanking his match against German Mischa Zverev, Kyrgios was on the verge of a spot in the top 10, there’s also a market for that, he’s at very short odds ($1.01) to get there at some stage.
Despite Nick admitting he’s bored of the sport he’s still at the extremely short odds of $2.50 to get to world number one at some stage throughout his career.
Sportsbet’s Christian Jantzen said ““Kyrgios is an extremely short $1.16 to win a Grand Slam title eventually, but if he does, will Australian tennis fans really care?”
Kyrgios became the first professional to be suspended for behavioural issues since John McEnroe in 1987 and the world has reacted harshly. Sportinglife’s Andy Schooler was perhaps the most scathing of all with his comments “Kyrgios embarrassed the sport, as well as himself. The ban should be applauded.”
The ATP Tour ban has sparked fierce debate around the world over its suitability to his offence of tanking at the Shanghai Masters. Tennis commentators have also questioned the legitimacy of the Australian star’s apology after it directly contradicted his declaration in China of disdain for his fans.
Meanwhile, Tennis’ governing body in Australia said it will continue to provide support for Kyrgios on and off the tennis court as some reports have suggested that Nick may be suffering from a mental problem.
Here’s the full Kyrgios Markets thanks to Sportsbet:
Will Kyrgios ever win a Grand Slam?
Will Kyrgios ever break into the Top 10?
Will Kyrgios ever be ranked #1
What year will Kyrgios hang up the racquet?
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