PLAYER PROFILE

Nick Kyrgios

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AUSTRALIAN
RANKING
20
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

Kokkinakis falters in return to court
Thanasi Kokkinakis in action at the ATP Winston-Salem Open; Getty Images
9 hours ago

Thanasi Kokkinakis showed understandable signs of rust in a straight-sets loss to Denis Istomin in the first round of the ATP event in Lyon.
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Kokkinakis to make singles comeback
Thanasi Kokkinakis in action in the doubles event at Brisbane International 2017; Getty Images
21 May, 2017

Thanasi Kokkinakis has used a protected to ranking to enter the draw at the ATP event in Lyon, France, in what will be his first singles match since Rio 2016.
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Rome: Aussies handed tough draws
Sam Stosur in action in Rome in 2016; Getty Images
15 May, 2017

Sam Stosur, Nick Kyrgios and Daria Gavrilova have all landed in brutal sections of the draw at Rome's Internazionali BNL d'Italia.
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Report: Grosjean set to coach Kyrgios
Nick Kyrgios slams down a serve at the 2017 BNP Paribas Open; Getty Images
15 May, 2017

According to a report in the French media, former top 10 star Sebastien Grosjean is set to accompany Nick Kyrgios on tour on a part-time basis with a focus on important events.
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