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Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios is an Australian professional tennis player. Nick won his first ITF junior tour title in Fiji in the June 2010.

He gained the number 1 junior ranking by defeating Wayne Montgomery in the Traralgon International final in 2013.

As of March 2020, he is ranked No. 40 in the world in men’s singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals and is the second highest-ranked Australian in the ATP rankings.

  • Full name: Nicholas Hilmy Kyrgios
  • Born: 27 April 1995 (age 24 years), Canberra, Australia
  • Height: 1.93 m
  • Country (sports): Australia
  • Prize money: US$$8,557,848
  • Residence: Canberra, ACT, Australia; Nassau, The Bahamas
  • Parents: Norlaila Kyrgios, Giorgos Kyrgios
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About Nick Kyrgios

Kyrgios was born on 27 April 1995 in Canberra, Australia to a Greek father, Giorgos (“George”), and a Malay mother, Norlaila (“Nill”).

His father is a self-employed house painter, and his mother is a computer engineer. His mother was born in Malaysia as a member of the Selangor royal family, but she dropped her title as a princess when she moved to Australia in her twenties.

He has two siblings, brother Christos, and sister Halimah. Kyrgios attended Radford College until Year 8 and completed his Year 12 certificate in 2012 at Daramalan College in Canberra. He is a Greek Orthodox Christian and always wears a gold necklace with a cross on it.

Kyrgios also played basketball in his early teens before deciding to focus solely on tennis when he was 14 years old. Two years later, he gained a full scholarship at the Australian Institute of Sport where he was able to further develop his tennis.

In 2013, Kyrgios relocated his training base from Canberra to Melbourne Park in an attempt to further his career with better facilities and hitting partners.

A year later, Tennis ACT announced a $27 million redevelopment of the Lyneham Tennis Centre in Canberra to lure Kyrgios back home and host Davis Cup and Fed Cup ties.

Kyrgios confirmed in January 2015 that he would return home and base himself in Canberra. He also donated $10,000 towards the Lyneham Tennis Centre redevelopment.

Kyrgios is an avid fan of the Boston Celtics in the NBA and Tottenham Hotspur in English football’s Premier League.[24] His sports idol is NBA player Kevin Garnett.

His idols growing up were Roger Federer, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, LeBron James and Michael Jordan. Kyrgios also supports the North Melbourne Kangaroos Football Club in the Australian Football League.

At the end of 2017, Kyrgios showed interest in cryptocurrency; more specifically, an Australian-based initial coin offering.

Kyrgios was in a relationship with Croatian-Australian tennis player Ajla Tomljanović. They briefly broke up after his loss at Wimbledon 2017, when Kyrgios was photographed dancing and clubbing with other female tennis players. He reaffirmed their relationship during the 2018 Australian Open, although they have subsequently parted.


In his junior career, Kyrgios won the boys’ singles event at the 2013 Australian Open and the boys’ doubles event at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships.

During his professional career, Kyrgios reached the quarterfinals of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships—upsetting then world no. 1 Rafael Nadal and world no. 13 Richard Gasquet en route—and the quarterfinals of the 2015 Australian Open.

Kyrgios is only the third player, after Dominik Hrbaty and fellow Australian Lleyton Hewitt, to have beaten Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic the first time he played each of them.

Kyrgios has a reputation as a talented but mercurial player, who frequently gets into trouble for his on-court conduct. On August 15, 2019, Kyrgios was fined $113,000 for his conduct at the Cincinnati Masters; the fine set an ATP record.