PLAYER PROFILE

Nick Kyrgios

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
13
ATP
RANKING
  • Age21
  • Born27 April 1995
  • Birth PlaceCanberra, ACT
  • LivesWatson, ACT
  • Height189 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachJosh Eagle & Todd Larkham
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“I don’t think Rafa knows any other way than to go out and give 100 per cent. I’m going to take a lot of confidence from that.”

— Nick Kyrgios, 9 Jan 2017

» Tennis titans make FAST4 a hit in Sydney

On court

  • started playing tennis at the age of seven
  • hopes one day to be the No.1 player in the world
  • feels the best thing about tennis is the challenges one must overcome to succeed
  • tennis idol is Roger Federer
  • partnered fellow AIS scholarship holder Andrew Harris to win two junior doubles Grand Slam titles in 2012 – at Roland Garros and Wimbledon; reached the Australian Open 2012 junior doubles semifinals with Harris as well
  • won the Australian Open 2013 boys’ junior title by defeating compatriot Thanasi Kokkinakis in the final
  • reached ITF world No.1 junior ranking in January 2013
  • won the Wimbledon 2013 boys’ doubles title with Thanasi Kokkinakis
  • Made Davis Cup debut for Australia in 2013 against Poland in Warsaw for a World Group Play-off tie; combined with Chris Guccione in the live doubles rubber
  • breakout performance came at Wimbledon 2014, where he reached the quarterfinals as a wildcard and broke into the top 100 (at No.66)
  • In the second round at Wimbledon in 2014, saved nine match points to defeat 13th seed Gasquet
  • his defeat of Rafael Nadal in the fourth round made him the first teenager to defeat a world No.1 at a Grand Slam since Nadal beat Roger Federer in the Roland Garros semifinals of 2005
  • his between-the-legs “hot-shot” from his Wimbledon triumph over Nadal quickly recorded over one million views on YouTube
  • reached his second Grand Slam quarterfinal at Australian Open 2015, beating Andreas Seppi in a fifth-set epic in the last 16
  • reached first career ATP final at Estoril Open in May 2015; fell to Richard Gasquet in the title match
  • captured first ATP title at Marseille in February 2016, beating top 10 opponents Richard Gasquet and Tomas Berdych and former US Open champion Marin Cilic en route to the trophy

Off court

  • he is of both Greek and Malaysian descent; father George is Greek, while mother Norlaila is Malaysian
  • youngest of three children, behind brother Christos and sister Halimah
  • at age 14, made the choice to pursue tennis ahead of basketball
  • he still enjoys both watching and playing basketball; he supports Boston Celtics in the NBA
  • enjoys playing Xbox; he sometimes even takes his Xbox with him to tournaments overseas

Year-Ending Ranking History

2015 30
2014 52
2013 182
2012 838

Titles/Finals

Titles

2016 Marseille, Atlanta, Tokyo

2014 Savannah Challenger, Sarasota Challenger, Nottingham Challenger

2013 Sydney Challenger, China F3 ITF

Finals

2015 Estoril

2013 China F2 ITF

Nick Kyrgios in the news

Kyrgios ignites AO title charge
Nick Kyrgios celebrates during his first round triumph at Australian Open 2017.
3 hours ago

Nick Kyrgios ruthlessly dispatched Gastao Elias 6-1 6-2 6-2 to send out a warning to the rest of the field at the Australian Open on Monday night.
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Tennis titans make FAST4 a hit in Sydney
A view over the ICC in FAST4 mode during the Rafael Nadal v Nick Kyrgios singles match; Getty Images
9 January, 2017

Spanish legend Rafael Nadal, exciting top 10 talent Dominic Thiem and top two Australian stars Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic lit up Sydney's ICC in a FAST4 spectacular.
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Team Australia’s Hopman Cup defence over
Nick Kyrgios and Daria Gavrilova suffered a surprise defeat to the Czech Republic. Photo: Getty Images
4 January, 2017

Nick Kyrgios and Daria Gavrilova's defence of their Mastercard Hopman Cup title is over after they suffered a surprise defeat to the Czech Republic.
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Kyrgios wins again, allays knee injury fears
Nick Kyrgios at the Hopman Cup
3 January, 2017

Despite hobbling at times during his singles match on Tuesday night at the Hopman Cup, Nick Kyrgios was nevertheless able to beat Adam Pavlasek in straight sets.
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