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Kyrgios gets a return of serve after trying to sell his car on Facebook

Whether it’s a used car, a room in our house or that old home brew set we never used, many of us have taken to social media to flog it off to our friends before we hit the open market.

Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has decided to get rid of his old set of wheels through his Facebook page – inviting all of his 260,000-odd friends to buy it.

And the car he’s flogging off? Well it sure isn’t a Datsun 180B. It’s a 2015 BMW F80 M3. If you haven’t heard of it, it doesn’t really matter, because you wouldn’t have been able to afford it anyway.

As it says in the Facebook description:

‘As mentioned earlier – owned from new, 1 owner. Meticulously cared for, regularly serviced, paint protect, only 16,000 km, near new tyres, immaculate car, bone leather interior.’

Alright – I don't usually post stuff like this on social media… but special exception this time… this was my first…

Posted by Nick Kyrgios on Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Forget not having heard of the car, I didn’t even know what bone leather was.

Predictably, the attempted sale has generated plenty of discussion, with the post racking up almost 10,000 likes.

But as with anything involving Nick Kyrgios, it’s caused a bit of blowback – most notably from Kyrgios himself.

A fan named Radovan Licina asked ‘Why can’t you simply put it in the TRADING POST like all normal tennis ? players do?!’

So did Kyrgios thank Mr Licina and reply simply that he wasn’t a normal tennis player?

Of course not.

No word yet on whether the car has attracted any buyers, but it’s clear Kyrgios has already got the gift of the gab of a used car salesman. So, you know, if that whole tennis thing doesn’t work out…

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