Nick Kyrgios signs with Naomi Osaka's agency Evolve



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Nick Kyrgios signs with Naomi Osaka's agency Evolve

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has been announced as the first client of Naomi Osaka's sports agency Evolve. Osaka, a four-time Grand Slam champion, left IMG and launched her own sports agency. Kyrgios, who reached out to Osaka after the US Open when she opened about her mental health struggles, is now supporting the Japanese by joining her sports agency.

“Kyrgios embodies the types of athletes we want to work with at Evolve,” Osaka told Boardroom. “He’s got an unmatched style, passion, and personality that is unlike any other in the sport. We have some big things in the pipeline for him that are very unique and pioneering”.

Kyrgios on joining Osaka's agency

During the Tokyo Olympics, Osaka and her long-time agent Stuart Duguid came up with the idea of launching a sports agency. A year later, their idea has become a reality. “When I learned that Stuart and Naomi were starting an agency focused on supporting athletes like me, it made complete sense to join,” Kyrgios said.

“I have consistently tried to do things differently throughout my career and bring my entire personality to the game of tennis. I’m excited to work with Stuart and Naomi to continue building on what we’ve started and push the game of tennis forward”.

In a statement, Duguid spoke extremely highly of Kyrgios, calling the Australian as the most talented and entertaining player on the Tour. . “Nick is the most talented and entertaining tennis player on the tour, bar none,” Duguid said.

“His energy is infectious. And love or hate him, you definitely can’t keep your eyes off him. If you go to any junior tennis tournament you will see Nick’s influence in a second. For Gen Z and younger, he is absolutely the icon”. Meanwhile, Kyrgios is preparing for Wimbledon, while Osaka is set to miss The Championships due to an Achilles injury.