PLAYER PROFILE

Nick Kyrgios

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
30
ATP
RANKING
  • Age24
  • Born27 April 1995
  • Birth PlaceCanberra, ACT
  • LivesWatson, ACT
  • Height189 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
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“Alex is playing unbelievable, I'm playing well, I'm serving well. That's usually one part of my game that is always pretty consistent.”

— Nick Kyrgios, 21 Nov 2019

» Davis Cup: Australia bracing for Canada in quarterfinals

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

Davis Cup: Australia bracing for Canada in quarterfinals
John Millman (L) and Nick Kyrgios cheer on Alex de Minaur during Australia's Davis Cup tie against Belgium in Madrid. (Getty Images)
16 hours ago

After two solid victories in Madrid, Australia has set up a Davis Cup quarterfinal against Canada -- yet both sides carry injury concerns into the blockbuster clash.
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De Minaur, Kyrgios guide Aussies into Davis Cup quarterfinals
Alex de Minaur (L) and Nick Kyrgios celebrate their straight-sets wins in the singles rubbers of Australia's Davis Cup tie against Belgium in Madrid. (Getty Images)
20 hours ago

Australia reaches the knockout quarterfinal stage of the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid after singles wins to Nick Kyrgios and Alex de Minaur.
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Davis Cup: Australia ready for Belgium challenge
PUMPED: John Peers, Nick Kyrgios and captain Lleyton Hewitt celebrate Australia's 3-0 win over Colombia in their opening group match in Madrid; Getty Images
20 November, 2019

Australia's Davis Cup team is aiming to snap a three-tie losing streak against Belgium in Madrid on Thursday morning.
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Davis Cup: Australia clinch 3-0 win over Colombia
MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 19: Alex De Minaur of Australia celebrates during Day 2 of the 2019 Davis Cup at La Caja Magica on November 19, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
20 November, 2019

Australia opens with a 3-0 win over Colombia at the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid.
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