Last year Nick Kyrgios teamed up with Mexican food company Old El Paso to donate 10,000 meal kits to Foodbank Australia. The Aussie's #MessFreeChallenge on Instagram was a huge success and helped provide many families with food on their plates.
Eager to start the season on a high note, Kyrgios and his foundation partnered again with Old El Paso during the Australian summer swing. Australians including Kyrgios, Sam Stosur, Lleyton Hewitt, Daria Gavrilova and Alex de Minaur joined forces to donate even more meals by simply stepping foot on the match court.
One hundred meal kits were donated every time an Aussie player competed, and triple the amount was donated for every match victory. Kyrgios recently announced that the group achieved their goal of 25,000 meal kits to help families in need during the summer in Melbourne.
"Aaaand that’s a wrap! I just wanted to say thanks for all the support this summer of tennis in Melbourne. Really proud of my game and even prouder to have played for a good cause," Kyrgios wrote on Instagram.
After a year without competing on the ATP Tour due to COVID-19, Kyrgios managed to grab a couple of wins at his home major. He even held a two-set lead against 2020 US Open champion Dominic Thiem in the third round, but couldn't sustain the momentum, falling 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 4-6, in John Cain Arena.
With the pandemic still ongoing, the tour is still dealing with many restrictions for both players and fans and Kyrgios is unsure of where he will play next.
"I'm used to playing in front of packed stadiums," he told press in Melbourne. "I'm not gonna force myself around the world when the time is not right, where I have to quarantine for a week and then play. I don't know."
With no tournaments on his radar, it seems Kyrgios might be headed to his home in the Bahamas next.
Given the Bahamas close proximity to Florida, Venus Williams commented, "Bahamas =Palm Beach, swing by, pun intended." And Miami is just south of Palm Beach with the ATP Masters 1000 scheduled for March 23.