Birth Date: 27/04/1995
Birth Place: Canberra, Australia
Resides: Canberra and Melbourne, Australia
Plays: Right Handed – Two-handed Backhand
Game-Style: Attacking Baseliner
Favourite Surface: Grass
Age Started Tennis: 6
Turned Pro: 2012
Current Ranking: World no. 14
Nick (Nicholas) Kyrgios of Australia is one of the most exciting prospects in men’s tennis. He is a former world junior number 1, winning the Australian Open boys singles title in January 2013 as well as two Grand Slam doubles titles in 2012, at the French Open and Wimbledon.
During his professional career, Kyrgios has reached the quarter-finals of the Wimbledon Championships—upsetting then world no. 2 Rafael Nadal and world no. 13 Richard Gasquet en route—and the quarter-finals of the Australian Open. Kyrgios is only the second player, after fellow Australian Lleyton Hewitt, to have beaten Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in their first meetings.
Nick was born to parents George, who originates from Greece, and mother Norlaila, who is from Malaysia. Nick is a very outgoing person who enjoys a practical joke or two, and it is these traits that make him such a popular figure among his peers. Away from the courts Nick enjoys being with his family and friends, watching and playing basketball and playing video games.