Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka has been working on the "Ballman Project" while recovering from a foot injury. Wawrinka, 36, played his last tournament of the 2021 season in March. Back then, Wawrinka suffered a tight loss to Lloyd Harris in his Doha opener.
“Hey guys. I’ve been injured for nine months, not playing tennis, and I miss it a lot," Wawrinka said in a promotional video on Instagram. "And I’m happy to announce the Ballman Project. Are you ready?”
Wawrinka joins Naomi Osaka, Jessica Pegula
Wawrinka joined four-time Grand Slam champion Osaka and American Pegula in the NFT world.
The Ballman Project offers fans and crypto enthusiasts an entire experience with what will be called the NFT Open. The buyers will have an exciting experience since there will be rankings and a chance to walk away with earnings.
"Stan, who is a friend, wanted to launch NFTs, we thought about it and we released a project that we really like" President of BravoLoto Prosper Masquelier said. “A large part of the income collected with NFTs will be redistributed to buyers, the biggest collectors will leave with earnings each month.
80% of the royalties generated by the exchange of balls will go to collectors. Every month, a ranking of the owners of the balls will be published and will reward the best of them." Recently, former wolld No. 3 Wawrinka spoke about much he is missing tennis.
"There is a lot you don't know about athletes. About what they're going through. You only see the good sides of things. But it’s difficult for a lot of us, including me. Life on the tour is something very special, and you chose it at a young age.
I really want to come back, to come back to the emotions that tennis gives me, to the stadium, to the fans. I miss this life badly," Wawrinka said.