Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios is an Australian professional tennis player often regarded as one of the most authentic players in the sport.

Date of Birth: 27 April 1995
Birthplace: Canberra, ACT, Australia
Residence: Canberra, Australia & Nassau, The Bahamas
Height: 6'3" (193 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned Pro: 2013

Nicholas Hilmy Kyrgios was born on April 27th, 1995, in Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory in Australia. His father, George, is of Greek origin, while his mother is Malay, but Kyrgios represents Australia in his tennis career.

Early in his life, the Australian also played basketball, which he said was his favourite sport already during his tennis career. Kyrgios also became a co-owner of a basketball team in 2022, a year which was his most successful on the ATP Tour.

In juniors, Kyrgios showed a lot of promise, beating his good friend Thanasi Kokkinakis in the 2013 Australian Open Boys' final, and winning the Wimbledon Boys' title alongside him later on.

During his playing career, Kyrgios often showed that he's capable of winning the biggest and the most important matches, but he has often struggled with consistency and taking the sport seriously enough to compete at the highest level.

Early in his career, he became only the third player to have beaten each of the Big Three - Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer, in their first-ever meeting.

In 2014 and 2015, Kyrgios recorded his then-best results at Grand Slam level, reaching the 2014 Wimbledon quarterfinals and beating Nadal along the way, and following up on that result at the 2015 Australian Open by reaching yet another quarterfinal.

In 2016, Kyrgios reached his career-high 13th place, but his best-ever season came in 2022. It all started at the Australian Open, where he managed to win the doubles title alongside Kokkinakis despite previously losing in the second round of the singles competition to Russia's Daniil Medvedev.

Inspired by his success, only a few months later, Kyrgios achieved his best-ever career result when he reached the Wimbledon final, in which he lost to Novak Djokovic. The Australian then also reached the quarterfinals of the US Open, but a disaster struck after that as he was forced to miss essentially the full 2023 season due to knee surgery.

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