Nick Kyrgios

  • Age24
  • Born27 April 1995
  • Birth PlaceCanberra, ACT
  • LivesWatson, ACT
  • Height189 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
“Playing one of the greatest tennis players on centre court at your own Slam, it's pretty damn cool.”

— Nick Kyrgios, 27 Jan 2020

» Kyrgios out to create Australian Open history

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



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


2017 Cincinnati ATP, Beijing ATP

2015 Estoril ATP

2013 China F2 ITF

Nick Kyrgios in the news

Nadal ousts Kyrgios from Australian Open
Nick Kyrgios at Australian Open 2020; Getty Images
27 January, 2020

Nick Kyrgios stages a tremendous fight before bowing out to world No.1 Rafael Nadal in the fourth round of Australian Open 2020.
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Kyrgios out to create Australian Open history
27 January, 2020

Targeting a fourth match win over world No.1 Rafael Nadal, Nick Kyrgios is aiming to become the second Australian star to reach the AO 2020 quarterfinals.
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Kyrgios beats Khachanov, Nadal next at AO
Nick Kyrgios celebrates his five-set win over Karen Khachanov in the third round of Australian Open 2020. (Getty Images)
26 January, 2020

Nick Kyrgios outlasts Karen Khachanov in a third-round epic at AO2020 to set up a last-16 clash with Rafael Nadal, while fellow Aussie Alexei Popyrin bowed out to Daniil Medvedev.
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Kyrgios sees off Simon to reach AO third round
Nick Kyrgios celebrates victory over Gilles Simon in the second round of Australian Open 2020. (Getty Images)
23 January, 2020

Nick Kyrgios overpowers Gilles Simon in four sets at Melbourne Arena to advance to the last 32 at Australian Open 2020.
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