PLAYER PROFILE

Nick Kyrgios

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AUSTRALIAN
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20
ATP
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  • Age22
  • Born27 April 1995
  • Birth PlaceCanberra, ACT
  • LivesWatson, ACT
  • Height189 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
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“This Davis Cup tie has alway been at the back of my mind and I wanted to peak for this week.”

— Nick Kyrgios, 16 Sep 2017

» Nick Kyrgios: “I’ve saved my best for Australia”

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

2016 13
2015 30
2014 52
2013 182
2012 838

Titles/Finals

Titles

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

Newcombe Medal finalists announced
John Newcombe, Newcombe Medal
15 November, 2017

Barty, Gavrilova, Kyrgios, Peers and Thompson named as Newcombe Medal finalists
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Kyrgios lauds Hewitt for building team culture
Lleyton Hewitt (L) celebrates with Nick Kyrgios after Kyrgios beat John Isner in Australia's 2017 Davis Cup quarterfinal against the USA; Getty Images
25 October, 2017

In his latest contribution to PlayersVoice, Nick Kyrgios writes that Lleyton Hewitt has built an invaluable team culture that is strengthening the Australian tennis fraternity.
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Kyrgios shuts down 2017 season
Nick Kyrgios will play John Millman in the opening round of the US Open. Photo: Getty Images
20 October, 2017

An ongoing hip injury has forced Nick Kyrgios to prematurely end his season in an effort to return healthy and firing in 2018.
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Gavrilova, Kyrgios exit indoor events
Daria Gavrilova; Getty Images
19 October, 2017

An injured Daria Gavrilova retired from her second-round match in Moscow while Nick Kyrgios fell in three sets in the second round of Antwerp.
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