A tennis star appears on board with Saudi Arabia who wants to expand their sporting reach to the game.
ATP Tour Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi has reportedly revealed that he had discussions with the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund (PIF), which has recently bet on soccer and golf, according to the Daily Mail.
And Australia’s polarizing Nick Kyrgios seems to wholeheartedly agree.
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«Finally,» he wrote in all caps. «They see the value. They’re going to pay us what we deserve to be paid. Sign me up.» Kyrgios also added 10 money bag emojis afterwards.
It’s no secret that the PIF is trying to get into every possible sport, especially global ones like soccer, golf, and tennis.
On the pitch, they have already landed two Ballon d’Or winners in Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema to play in the Saudi Arabian Pro League. They also bought an English Premier League team, as Newcastle United is under their control.
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The stunning and historic merger with the PGA Tour and DP World Tour took the golf world by storm as the civil war with LIV Golf virtually came to an end with the creation of a new golf entity.
And the PIF reportedly has a massive offer worth £16bn to buy the rights to Formula One.
Tennis is coming to Saudi Arabia as well, as the NextGen finals, which host the world’s eight best players under the age of 21, will take place in Jeddah, the country’s second-largest city, in November, according to the Daily mail.
The PIF has its fair share of criticism as it continues to make strides in the world of sports. Many believe it is «sportswashing» to enhance the country’s reputation due to its poor human rights record.
Saudi Arabia has been adamant in denying these accusations, but critics have taken their shots nonetheless.
Those in the tennis world could also be out soon if the PIF get a piece of the pie, but Kyrgios will not be among that group.
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He is willing to join them.