Nick Kyrgios (born April 27, 1995) is an Australian professional tennis player. He is ranked No. 36 worldwide by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and has been as high as number 13 in the ATP rankings.
Kyrgios made his first Grand Slam debut at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships, where he defeated world No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the fourth round. This made him one of the first male tennis players born in the 1990s to win a main-draw match at one of the prestigious Grand Slam tournaments and the first person born in the 1990s to beat a current world No. 1 in a single match on the ATP Tour. Kyrgios went on to reach the quarterfinals of that tournament, where he lost to Milos Raonic.
In 2015, Kyrgios won his first ATP title at the Marseille Open, defeating Kevin Anderson in the final.
Nick Kyrgios Early Life:
Kyrgios was born on April 27, 1995, in Canberra, Australia.
Nick Kyrgios Family:
Kyrgios was born in Canberra, Australia, on April 27, 1995, to a Greek father, Giorgos, and a Malaysian mother, Norlaila. He has two brothers, Christos and Halimah. His father is a self-employed electrician born in Athens, while his mother is a dental nurse originally from Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia.
He has two brothers, Viktor and Christos.
Nick Kyrgios Education:
Kyrgios attended Radford College before moving to the Australian Institute of Sport in 2011. He graduated from Daramalan College in 2012.
Nick Kyrgios Personal Life:
In 2013, Kyrgios began dating Croatian tennis player Ajla Tomljanovic. The couple broke up in 2015.
In 2016, Kyrgios was linked to Kendall Jenner after breaking up with Croatian tennis player Ajla Tomljanovic.
Kyrgios recently dated Costeen Hatzi. Hatz is a blogger and influencer from Sydney who has been seeing Kyrgios for months.
Nick Kyrgios Astrology Sign:
Nick Kyrgios is a Taurus. Taurus people are known for being down-to-earth and practical. They are also known for their determination and strength of will.
Nick Kyrgios Physical stats:
Nick Kyrgios Height is 6′ 4″ or 193 cm, and his weight is around 86 kg or 190 lbs. This ATP player has a large frame and uses his size to hit big serves and forehands. Despite being one of the tallest players on tour, Nick Kyrgios moves well around the court and is known for his quick reflexes. He often uses his height to hit winning volleys at the net.
Nick Kyrgios Playing style:
Kyrgios is an aggressive baseline player. Many have known him as “one of the most potent first serves in the game” and can serve up to 145 miles per hour (233 km/h). Kyrgios also has a powerful forehand and uses an abbreviated backswing on both his serve and forehand. His backhand, however, is considered his weak point. Kyrgios’ preferred surface is hard courts.
Nick Kyrgios Career:
Junior events (2010–2013)
Kyrgios began playing tennis at the age of seven. Simon Rea and David Taylor coach him. In 2010, he won the Orange Bowl boys’ 16s doubles event with partner Andrew Harris. In 2011, he won the Canberra Tennis International in the boys’ 18s singles event, defeating James Duckworth in the final.
Kyrgios also reached the semifinals of that year’s Wimbledon junior tournament, losing to Roberto Carballés Baena. In 2012, he won the Boy’s Singles title at the Australian Open and the U.S. Open Junior Championships. At the latter event, he defeated Ugo Humbert in straight sets in the final.
Pro tour events (2013–present)
Kyrgios made his professional debut in 2013 at Bulk nutrients Canberra International. He defeated compatriot Matt Reid in the final to win the tournament. In 2014, Kyrgios received a wildcard into Wimbledon, where he defeated world No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the fourth round, becoming the first lucky loser (or qualifier) to defeat a reigning world No. 1 at Wimbledon since 1992 when Andrei Olhovskiy did so against Jim Courier. Kyrgios went on to reach the quarterfinals of that tournament, where he lost to Milos Raonic.
In 2015, Kyrgios won his first ATP title at the Marseille Open, defeating Kevin Anderson in the final. Kyrgios then reached the quarterfinals of the Miami Masters, losing to Andy Murray. At the 2015 Wimbledon Championships, Kyrgios defeated Roger Federer in the fourth round before losing to Richard Gasquet in the quarterfinals.
In 2016, Kyrgios reached his first ATP Masters 1000 final at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, where he lost to Novak Djokovic. He also won his second ATP title at the Japan Open Tennis Championships, defeating Roberto Bautista Agut in the final.
In 2017, Kyrgios won his third ATP singles title at the Brisbane International, defeating Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets in the final. He then reached the Australian Open semifinals, where he lost to Roger Federer in five sets.
Kyrgios started his 2018 season at the Brisbane International, where he lost to Ryan Harrison in the first round. At the Australian Open, he was seeded 16th and made it to the fourth round before losing to Kyle Edmund. In March, Kyrgios won his fourth ATP singles title at the Mexican Open, defeating Alexander Zverev in straight sets in the final.
Nick Kyrgios Awards and Nominations:
Kyrgios has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. In 2015, he was nominated for the ATP’s Most Improved Player of the Year award, and in 2016, he was nominated for the ATP’s Newcomer of the Year award. In 2019, Kyrgios won the Acapulco International tennis tournament, defeating Rafael Nadal in straight sets in the final.
Kyrgios has also won four ATP singles titles: the 2015 Marseille Open, the 2016 Japan Open Tennis Championships, the 2017 Brisbane International, and the 2018 Mexican Open.
Nick Kyrgios Controversy:
Kyrgios has been involved in several controversies throughout his career. In 2015, he was fined $10,000 for obscene gestures during a match at the Shanghai Masters. In 2016, he was suspended from the ATP Tour for eight weeks and fined $25,000 after being accused of tanking during a match at the Shanghai Masters.
In 2017, he was fined $17,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct during a match at the Wimbledon Championships. And in 2018, he was fined $113,000 for various infractions during a match at the Italian Open.
In 2019, Kyrgios was fined $113,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct during a second-round match at the Wimbledon Championships. This included smashing two rackets and calling the chair umpire a “fucking tool.”
Nick Kyrgios smashes rackets after US Open 2022 Quarter Finals Loss
Nick Kyrgios has been known for his on-court tantrums and bad behavior. Still, the Australian went too far on Friday as he angrily smashed two rackets and hurled abuses at the chair umpire after losing his U.S. Open quarterfinal to Daniil Medvedev.
Kyrgios, defeated 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-3 by Medvedev, was not happy with the chair umpire’s decision to give him a time violation in the second set. The Australian was also not happy with the line calls throughout the match.
After losing the point, Kyrgios picked up his water bottle and smashed it on the court. He then took his frustration out on his racket, smashing it twice on the ground.
Kyrgios was given a warning for unsportsmanlike conduct, and he responded by hurling abuses at the chair umpire. “Are you kidding me? Every time I play here, I get f***ing bad calls,” Kyrgios said. “I don’t know why he was talking to me like I didn’t say anything wrong.”
Tomic’s response? He simply shrugged his shoulders.
Kyrgios’ behavior has been a hot topic of discussion in the tennis world over the past few months, with many questioning whether or not he has the maturity to handle the pressure that comes with being a top-ranked player.
Nick Kyrgios Net Worth:
As of 2020, Nick Kyrgios’ net worth is estimated to be $15 million from various endorsement deals and prize money earned from playing tennis.
Nick Kyrgios Social Media Presence:
Kyrgios is one of the most popular athletes on social media, with more than 3 million followers on Instagram @k1ngkyrg1os. He is particularly active on Twitter @NickKyrgios, with more than 5000 k followers. He often posts photos and videos of himself training, competing, and spending time with friends and family.