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Who is Nick Kyrgios?

Nicholas Hilmy Kyrgios (born 27 April 1995) is an Australian professional tennis player. In singles, his career-high ATP singles ranking of world No. 13 was achieved on 24 October 2016. Kyrgios has won six ATP titles and has reached nine ATP finals, including a Masters 1000 final at the 2017 Cincinnati Masters.

Kyrgios Wins Tense Clash Against Tsitsipas At Wimbledon

Kyrgios Wins Tense Clash Against Tsitsipas At Wimbledon
Kyrgios Wins Tense Clash Against Tsitsipas At Wimbledon

Nick Kyrgios advanced to the fourth round at Wimbledon for the first time since 2016 on Saturday with a feisty 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(7) victory against fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Kyrgios, who will next play #NextGenATP American Brandon Nakashima, claimed his first win at a major against a Top 10 opponent since the third round of The Championships in 2015. The 27-year-old will try to reach his third major quarter-final and his first since the 2015 Australian Open.

“Honestly it was a hell of an atmosphere, amazing match. I honestly felt like the favourite coming in, I played him a couple weeks ago. But I knew that it was going to be a tough match,” Kyrgios said in his on-court interview. “He’s a hell of a player. I had my own tactics out there and he knows how to play me, he’s beaten me once. Obviously I’ve had success. It was a hell of a match.”

The tension began to build at the end of the first set when Kyrgios was unhappy with a linesperson’s call on the baseline. For the rest of the match, the Australian had constant discussions with the chair umpire, the crowd and his player’s box. But ultimately, he emerged victorious after three hours and 16 minutes.

Nick Kyrgios Biography, Wiki

Kyrgios was born in Canberra, Australia, to a father of Greek origin, 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.

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.

Nick Kyrgios Biography Wikipedia
Nick Kyrgios
Full nameNicholas Hilmy Kyrgios
Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceSydney, New South Wales, Nassau, The Bahamas
Born27 April 1995 (age 27)
Canberra, ACT, Australia
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro2013
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$9,538,282

Nick Kyrgios Career

Kyrgios is an ultra-aggressive player who looks to pull the trigger as early as possible. His game is very serve-centric; he uses his serve to win free points as well as to set up his forehand, which he can hit flat as well as with topspin.

Kyrgios stands very close to the baseline on most points, and also approaches the net frequently. He typically plays a lot of tiebreakers, as his serve is tough to break.

Kyrgios has one of the best serves ever seen in the sport of tennis. While his first serve is quick and unpredictable, his second serve can also be devastating. He frequently clocks above 220 kph on the first serve and 200 kph on the second.

Kyrgios’ forehand is similarly destructive. The Australian has hit some of the hardest forehands seen in recent memory; his flat forehand in particular can be almost impossible to return. That said, he can also hit his forehand with heavy topspin, pulling his opponent off the court and setting up an easy volley.

His net game is very solid; the reflex volleys he has been known to hit are already the stuff of legend. Kyrgios also has an excellent slice and a well-disguised drop shot, both of which he uses to good effect.

Kyrgios’ backhand is one of his biggest weaknesses, as he hits it with an abbreviated swing and without a lot of spin. His movement can also be exploited by his opponents; he is not the quickest around the court. Kyrgios’ return is another aspect that often causes him trouble, as he struggles to break his opponent’s serve.

Nick Kyrgios Controversies

Kyrgios’ talent is obvious, but he hasn’t yet been able to shake off the perception that he is not fully invested in tennis. The prevailing belief is that if Kyrgios gets more serious about his tennis, he can become a world-beater. But the wait for him to get serious hasn’t ended so far.

He has been accused of tanking in several matches, most notably at the 2016 Shanghai Masters where he was fined and suspended by the ATP for unsportsmanlike conduct. He has also been involved in numerous instances of verbal abuse on the court; at the 2015 Canada Masters, in a bid to get under the skin of his opponent Stan Wawrinka, he loudly insinuated that Wawrinka’s girlfriend had had an affair with Thanasi Kokkinakis.

Remarkably, Kyrgios has displayed impressive mental strength while competing against the top players; he defeated Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic the first time he met each of them. But he continues to get a lot of criticism from all quarters, with several former players and experts publicly urging him to improve his attitude.

All that said, Kyrgios remains a fan favorite almost everywhere he plays. His unique game style and thrilling trick shots appeal greatly to the spectators, which is why many believe he is good for the game – even with all of his controversies.

Nick Kyrgios FAQ’s

How tall is Nick Kyrgios?

Nick Kyrgios stands 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 metres) tall.

Where did Nick Kyrgios grow up?

Nick Kyrgios grew up in Canberra, Australia.

Who is Nick Kyrgios’s coach?

Although Nick Kyrgios worked with retired tennis player Sébastien Grosjean in 2017, he has largely remained without a full-time coach throughout his professional career.

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