PLAYER PROFILE

Nick Kyrgios

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
51
ATP
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  • Age23
  • Born27 April 1995
  • Birth PlaceCanberra, ACT
  • LivesWatson, ACT
  • Height189 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
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“Seeing what Alex has been doing, he is now on the big stage. I know he is excited about the Aussie summer and I am sure he will do very well.”

— Nick Kyrgios, 30 Dec 2018

» Kyrgios full of praise for De Minaur

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

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

Tough AO draws for Kyrgios, De Minaur, Tomic
Nick Kyrgios in action at the Brisbane International (Getty Images)
10 January, 2019

Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic have drawn Milos Raonic and Marin Cilic respectively in the first round at Melbourne Park, while Alex De Minaur could face Rafael Nadal in the last…
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Millman, Kyrgios bow out of Brisbane International
John Millman in action at the Brisbane International (Getty Images)
2 January, 2019

Defending champion Nick Kyrgios falls in three sets to Jeremy Chardy after John Millman finds Grigor Dimitrov too tough at the same stage of the tournament for the second…
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De Minaur, Thompson to clash for spot in Brisbane quarters
Alex De Minaur; Getty Images
1 January, 2019

Alex De Minaur and Jordan Thompson won all-Aussie affairs to set up a second-round meeting at the Brisbane International, after defending champ Nick Kyrgios and Ajla Tomljanovic…
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Kyrgios full of praise for De Minaur
Nick Kyrgios (L) and Alex De Minaur train at the Brisbane International (Getty Images)
30 December, 2018

Nick Kyrgios has tipped his cap to new Australian men's No.1 Alex Minaur, saying the teenager has arrived on the "big stage".
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