Nick Hilmy Kyrgios is a young professional tennis player who hails from Australia. This promising athlete was born on April 27, 1995 in Canberra, ACT, Australia. Although he was born in Australia, Kyrgios’ father is Greek and his mother is Malaysian and was a member of the Selangor royal family. She dropped her princess title when she moved to Australia sometime during her twenties.
During his teens, Kyrgios showed talent in playing basketball, and was a part of the team that represented the Australian Capital Territory and Australia. However, he chose to focus on tennis when he was 14 years old, and soon was able to gain full scholarship at the Australian Institute of Sport where he further honed his skills in tennis. He then turned pro in 2013.
Much of Kyrgios’ career has been faced with mixed reception. At some point, he has been accused of verbal abuse, “tanking” and even unsportsmanlike conduct by former tennis players, media, and fans. On the other hand, there have been some players who have praised Kyrgios’ unique style of play, including character and flair.
His recent performance at the 2018 Australian Open displayed a fresh new focus on the sport, and even more media attention.
Since turning pro, Kyrgios has a career record of 117-66. He also has 4 career titles to his name, and has participated in all 4 Grand Slam events. His best performance in a Grand Slam event was reaching the quarterfinal round of the 2015 Australian Open, and 2014 Wimbledon. He is currently ranked at No. 25 as of April 2018, although his highest rank achieved was at No. 13, which he reached on October 2016.