Nick Kyrgios is a professional tennis player who reached World Number 13 on the ATP World Ranking. Throughout his career, he had won 6 ATP Tour singles titles, which include the 2022 Wimbledon Open and 2017 Cincinnati Masters. Kyrgios is also known as a “trash talker” when playing tennis, that’s why he had received more than 5 times abusive on-court behavior - a record that no tennis player ever had in ATP history. He is also known for the exaggerated display of smashing his racquet and being involved in verbal altercations with umpires.

He also said that he doesn’t love tennis, as he is much more interested in playing basketball. Even John Millman commented that Kyrgios is not dedicated to tennis and many players are striving to be better players than him. He was also perceived by some fans as having a lack of commitment and effort. There was one point when he selfishly asked the umpire if the umpire can call time so he can finish the game and go home.

Height / weight 1.93 m /
Born Apr 27, 1995
Nationality Australia Australia
Nickname Box Office

Personal Life

Nicholas Hilmy Kyrgios was born in Canberra, Australia with his parents and his two siblings. Before he considered professional tennis, Kyrgios was a basketball player in his early teens. He showed full interest to learn tennis when he was 14 years old and was eventually granted a scholarship at the Australian Institute of Sport.

Junior Tennis

The first time he won a tennis competition for an ITF junior title is when he was 15 years old. Because of his driving to win, he continued his tennis career and became more active in junior tours in 2011, and made his junior Grand Slam debut at the Australian Open. In 2012, he became World Number 3 in the junior division and moved to World Number 1 after winning against Wayne Montgomery in 2013.

National Representation

Kyrgios is a competitive and skilled player, that’s why it’s never a doubt that his tennis talent would take him further. He was able to represent his country during the 2020 ATP Cup in Brisbane and Sydney, where he was able to defeat Stefanos Tsitsipas, Jan-Lennard Struff, and Cameron Norrie. However, he wasn’t able to proceed to the finals because Roberto Bautista Agut blocked his way to do so.

He also represented his country at the 2013 Davis Cup, where he had to play doubles with Chris Guccione. Unfortunately, they lost to Marcin Matkowski and Mariusz Fyrstenberg. Because of the loss he suffered, he flocked media attention by saying “I don’t want to be here,” which led him to be replaced by Sam Groth.

Tennis Technique

Kyrgios was an aggressive tennis player, and he doesn’t fear anyone regardless of their world rankings. Because of his assertive drive, he attracted many fans and they nicknamed him “box office”. Even Paul Annacone commented that Kygrios is the most talented player.

One of his most noticeable styles is the electric-serving underarm serve, which is rarely seen on professional players. In 2019, he rose to prominence when he used the underarm serve successfully against Rafael Nadal and followed up against Dusan Lajovic.

Grand Slam Results:

  • QF at the 2015 Australian Open
  • 3R at the 2015 and 2016 French Open
  • F at the 2022 Wimbledon Open
  • 3R at 2014, 2016, and 2018-19 USOpen

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