PLAYER PROFILE

Nick Kyrgios

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AUSTRALIAN
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15
ATP
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  • Age22
  • Born27 April 1995
  • Birth PlaceCanberra, ACT
  • LivesWatson, ACT
  • Height189 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
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“It's just tough. I had one eye on the Davis Cup tie throughout all the summer... I'd have given up my Brisbane title to have won this tie. ”

— Nick Kyrgios, 4 Feb 2018

» Davis Cup: Germany claim 3-1 win

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

2017 21
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

Davis Cup: Germany claim 3-1 win
Alexander Zverev secures Germany's win; Getty Images
4 February, 2018

World No.5 Alexander Zverev secured a 3-1 Davis Cup win for Germany as he overcame Nick Kyrgios in straight sets.
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Davis Cup: Kyrgios levels for Australia
Australia have levelled the Davis Cup first round tie with Germany after Nick Kyrgios brushed aside Jan-Lennard Struff in straight sets in Brisbane.

World No.14 Kyrgios - ranked 44 places higher than his opponent - overpowered the German No.2 6-4 6-4 6-4 in just over 90 minutes at Pat Rafter Arena.

Earlier, Germany drew first blood in the best of five hardcourt tie when world No.5 Alexander Zverev dug deep to hold out plucky rookie Alex de Minaur 7-5 4-6 4-6 6-3 7-6 (7-4) in just under four hours.

Australian No.1 Kyrgios was in cruise control for much of the match, in an ominous sign for Zverev before they meet in Sunday's reverse singles.

Kyrgios was at his nonchalant best, oozing confidence after a stellar summer run which included a Brisbane International triumph last month - his first ATP tour win on home soil - and an Australian Open fourth round finish.

Australia will look to take a 2-1 lead in Saturday's doubles when Matthew Ebden and John Peers take on Peter Gojowczyk and Tim Puetz.

The winner advances to the quarterfinals from April 6-8, either hosting Great Britain or travelling to face Spain.

The losing nation will contest September's World Cup playoffs, to be drawn on April 10.

Australia - looking to end a 15-year Davis Cup title drought - have reached the World Group semi-finals twice in the past three years.
2 February, 2018

As Nick Kyrgios cruised to another victory for Australia, Alex De Minaur also impressed in his Davis Cup debut.
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Davis Cup: Zverev wary of Kyrgios challenge
Nick Kyrgios at Pat Rafter Arena
2 February, 2018

A first title on home soil has made NIck Kyrgios an even more dangerous Davis Cup prospect, says Germany's Alexander Zverev.
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De Minaur set for Davis Cup debut
Alex De Minaur and Alexander Zverev ahead of their Davis Cup singles rubber on Friday; Getty Images
1 February, 2018

Alex De Minaur will face Alexander Zverev in his Davis Cup debut for Australia.
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