PLAYER PROFILE

Nick Kyrgios

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
19
ATP
RANKING
  • Age22
  • Born27 April 1995
  • Birth PlaceCanberra, ACT
  • LivesWatson, ACT
  • Height189 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
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“Let's see if we can get it going, Madrid here we come.”

— Nick Kyrgios, 5 May 2017

» Kyrgios to return in Madrid

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
  • 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

2016 13
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

Kyrgios headlines Aussie action on day three
Nick Kyrgios; Getty Images
3 hours ago

Nick Kyrgios, Ashleigh Barty, Thanasi Kokkinakis and Jordan Thompson begin their Roland Garros campaigns tonight.
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Roland Garros: Tomic to tackle Thiem on Sunday
Bernard Tomic in action in the first round of the Rome Masters; Getty Images
28 May, 2017

Bernard Tomic plays on the opening day at Roland Garros against title threat Dominic Thiem, while youngster Alex De Minaur, a wildcard, begins against Robin Haase.
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Kyrgios, Stosur handed tough French Open draws
Samantha Stosur will play Kristina Kukova in the first round of the French Open. Photo: Getty Images
26 May, 2017

Nick Kyrgios and Samantha Stosur have been handed difficult draws in the opening rounds of the French Open.
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Kyrgios misses top-16 seeding in Paris
Nick Kyrgios was pumped up against Novak Djokovic in the fourth round; Getty Images
25 May, 2017

Nick Kyrgios could face a higher-ranked rival as early as the third round in Paris after being seeded No.18 at Roland Garros, beginning Sunday.
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