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 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

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

Hewitt, Masur, Stafford Brothers complete FAST4 Tennis line-up
Wally Masur (L) and Lleyton Hewitt; Getty Images
9 December, 2016

FAST4 Tennis returns to Sydney in 2017, with Lleyton Hewitt and Wally Masur captaining AUS and WORLD teams in a showdown at the International Convention Centre Sydney Theatre.
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Nadal praises Kyrgios, Kokkinakis
Rafael Nadal (R) shakes hands with Nick Kyrgios after winning their last meeting in Rome 2016; Getty Images
7 December, 2016

Spanish 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal has spoken glowingly of Australia's rising stars Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis.
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WTC: Philippoussis, Peers and more complete line-up
John Peers in action at the Paris Masters; Getty Images
2 December, 2016

Aussie stars Mark Philippoussis and John Peers will join the 12-player field at Adelaide's World Tennis Challenge in January.
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Alcott awarded 2016 Newcombe Medal
2016 Newcombe Medallist Dylan Alcott (R) wht John Newcombe; Getty Images
28 November, 2016

Paralympic gold medallist and Australian Open champion Dylan Alcott has completed an incredible 2016 season by winning the Newcombe Medal.
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