PLAYER PROFILE

Nick Kyrgios

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
27
ATP
RANKING
  • Age24
  • Born27 April 1995
  • Birth PlaceCanberra, ACT
  • LivesWatson, ACT
  • Height189 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
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“I want to really try and strap in and do well this week. I am just trying to stay focused.”

— Nick Kyrgios, 30 Aug 2019

» US Open: Kyrgios cruises into round three

On court

  • started playing tennis at the age of seven
  • goal is 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
  • 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 Richard 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 Gasquet in the title match
  • captured first ATP title at Marseille in February 2016, beating top 10 opponents Gasquet and Tomas Berdych and former US Open champion Marin Cilic en route to the trophy
  • by beating Novak Djokovic in the Acapulco quarterfinals in 2017, became just the second player in history (after Lleyton Hewitt) to beat Federer, Nadal and Djokovic in his first meeting with each

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

2018 35
2017 21
2016 13
2015 30
2014 52
2013 182
2012 838

Titles/Finals

Titles

2019 Acapulco ATP, Washington DC ATP

2018 Brisbane ATP

2016 Marseille ATP, Atlanta ATP, Tokyo ATP

2014 Savannah Challenger, Sarasota Challenger, Nottingham Challenger

2013 Sydney Challenger, China F3 ITF

Finals

2017 Cincinnati ATP, Beijing ATP

2015 Estoril ATP

2013 China F2 ITF

Nick Kyrgios in the news

Biggest movers: McPhee nears top 200, Barty back to No.1
Kaylah McPhee in action during her first-round victory in qualifying at the Australian Open (Getty Images)
11 September, 2019

Kaylah McPhee continues her stunning rise in the rankings, one of several Aussies making big improvements this week. Ash Barty reclaims her spot at the top of the WTA list.
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Aussies in action: US Open Day 7
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 27: Joint Newcombe Medal winners Alex de Minaur and Ashleigh Barty of Australia pose during a 2018 Newcombe Medal Media Opportunity at the National Tennis Centre on November 27, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
1 September, 2019

Ash Barty and Alex de Minaur look to continue their inspiring US Open campaigns when they play Wang Qiang and Grigor Dimitrov on Sunday for a place in the quarterfinals.
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US Open: Kyrgios beaten by Rublev
Kyrgios was no match for former quarterfinalist Rublev; Getty Images
1 September, 2019

Nick Kyrgios goes out of the US Open with a three-set loss to Russia's Andrey Rublev in New York.
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Popryin falls to Berrettini at US Open
Alexei Popyrin in action during his third-round loss to No.24 seed Matteo Berrettini at the US Open (Getty Images)
1 September, 2019

Alexei Popyrin fights hard but falls in four sets to 24th seed Matteo Berrettini, who faces the winner of the Nick Kyrgios-Andrey Rublev third-round match.
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