Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios

Australian professional tennis player
Date of Birth: 27.04.1995
Country: Australia

Biography of Nick Kyrgios

Australian professional tennis player Nick Kyrgios was born on April 27, 1995, in Canberra, Australia. He is the youngest of three children in his family. His mother, Norlaila, is a half-Malaysian computer systems engineer, and his father, Georgos, is a Greek painter. His brother, Christos, is a lawyer, and his sister, Halimah, is an actress.

Nick Kyrgios

Kyrgios attended Radford College until the eighth grade and then transferred to Daramalan College, where he graduated in 2012. In his early years, Kyrgios showed promise in basketball and played for teams competing for the top spot in Australia. However, at the age of 14, he decided to focus solely on tennis while remaining a devoted fan of the NBA's Boston Celtics.

Nick Kyrgios

After two years, Kyrgios received a scholarship to the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), where he continued to hone his skills. He won his first junior championship title at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) tournament in June 2010 at the age of 15. He began regularly competing on the junior tour in 2011 and made his debut at a Grand Slam junior tournament, the Australian Open, that same year.

Nick Kyrgios

In the 2012 season, Kyrgios won two junior Grand Slam titles in doubles and reached third place in the junior rankings. In 2013, he topped the junior rankings after defeating Wayne Montgomery in the ITF international final in Traralgon. A week later, Kyrgios, seeded third, won the Australian Open junior title by defeating his compatriot Thanasi Kokkinakis in the final.

On the professional level, Kyrgios faced Mathieu Rodrigues in the qualifying round of the 2012 Australian Open but was defeated. He then competed on the ITF tour in Australia, Germany, Japan, and Slovenia. In the 2013 professional season, Kyrgios started with a ranking of 838. He received a wild card entry into the Nature's Way Sydney Tennis International tournament, where he defeated Brydan Klein and Stéphane Robert to reach his first Challenger final. He defeated Matt Reid to win his first Challenger title at the age of 17.

In 2014, Kyrgios received a wild card entry into the Australian Open, where he defeated Benjamin Becker but lost to Benoit Paire in the second round. He also received a special invitation to the Wimbledon tournament, where he defeated Richard Gasquet and Jiri Vesely. In the fourth round, he gained international attention by defeating the world's number one player, Rafael Nadal, in a match that lasted 2 hours and 58 minutes. Kyrgios won with a score of 6/7(5), 7/5, 6/7(5), 3/6, hit 37 aces, and advanced to the quarterfinals. This victory propelled him from 144 to the top 100 in the world rankings for the first time in his career.

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