Nick Kyrgios

  • Age21
  • Born27 April 1995
  • Birth PlaceCanberra, ACT
  • LivesWatson, ACT
  • Height189 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachJosh Eagle & Todd Larkham
“I was feeling very tired. It was just tough.”

— Nick Kyrgios, 12 Oct 2016

» Kyrgios continues winning ways

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



2016 Marseille, Atlanta, Tokyo

2014 Savannah Challenger, Sarasota Challenger, Nottingham Challenger

2013 Sydney Challenger, China F3 ITF


2015 Estoril

2013 China F2 ITF

Nick Kyrgios in the news

Kyrgios stumbles in Shanghai
Nick Kyrgios in action during his loss to Mischa Zverev at the Shanghai Rolex Masters; Getty Images
13 October, 2016

Nick Kyrgios is out of the Shanghai Rolex Masters after a straight-sets loss to German qualifier Mischa Zverev.
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Kyrgios continues winning ways
Nick Kyrgios; Getty Images
12 October, 2016

Nick Kyrgios, just days after winning his biggest career title in Tokyo, opened his Shanghai Masters campaign with a victory over Sam Querrey.
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Nadal, Nishikori, Kerber set for Sydney summer of tennis
Rafael Nadal serves during the 2016 FAST4 event in Sydney at Allphones Arena; Getty Images
12 October, 2016

Some of the biggest stars in tennis will feature in the Harbour City for Apia International Sydney and the latest FAST4 Showdown.
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Biggest mover: Kyrgios at career high
Nick Kyrgios celebrates his Japan Open Tennis Championships title, which pushed him to a career-high ranking of world No.14; Getty Images
11 October, 2016

Nick Kyrgios has hit his highest-ever ranking after winning the Japan Open, while Daria Gavrilova returned to the top 40 after going deep at the China Open.
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