Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou shared his regrets on not being able to invest in her “student’s” future when the iconic player was just a kid. However, now the coach claims it’s possible to invest in young players with the help of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
To reason why he would have backed Serena Williams even when she was little, Patrick shared a short interview with a young but confident Serena. In the interview, the reporter asks “If you were a tennis player, who would you want to be like?” And here is Serena Williams’ answer: “Well, I’d like other people to be like me”.
“25 years ago, I would've LOVED to invest in Serena’s future as I am sure I would have believed in her.
Today, NFTs allow us to do that,” Patrick Mouratoglou captioned the old interview. Furthermore, Patrick Mouratoglou shared his interest in knowing in which one of the young players nowadays would his fans invest. “If you could invest into a young player & help, who would you pick?” Mouratoglou asks.
How could you use NFTs to invest in tennis players
As described on CNN, “non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, are pieces of digital content linked to the blockchain, the digital database underpinning cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ethereum.
Unlike NFTs, those assets are fungible, meaning they can be replaced or exchanged with another identical one of the same value, much like a dollar bill. NFTs, on the other hand, are unique and not mutually interchangeable, which means no two NFTs are the same”.
So, you may be asking how could one use NFTs to invest in tennis players. Well, there isn’t a way to do it yet. But, as music fans are expected to be able to invest in their favorite artists once the cryptocurrency and the NFT world evolve a little more, couldn't we expect tennis enthusiasts to be able to invest in their favorite players as well? Seriously now, who would you invest in? Is it Medvedev, Tsitsipas, or maybe, Raducanu?