Nick Kyrgios is a professional tennis player from Australia who has been decorated with four ATP titles and has reached seven ATP finals (including the 2017 Cincinnati Masters). He is the world’s no. 20 in men’s singles and also the highest-ranked Australian in the ATP rankings at the moment.
He was a skilled and promising basketballer player who represented his country in several companionships before eventually settling for tennis at the age of fourteen. Interestingly, his decision has paid off over the years, here are all the information you need to know about the tennis star.
Brief Bio – Age
The Australian professional tennis player was born on the 27th day of April 1995, in the city of Canberra, Australia as Nicholas Hilmy Kyrgios. He is an alumnus of Radford College and Daramalan College Canberra – from where he graduated in 2012.
Nick Kyrgios – Family, Parents, Brother
Kyrgios’ father is Greek while his mother is Malaysian. His mother Norlaila who is a computer engineer was born into a royal family(Selangor) but abandoned her title as a princess when she left her home country for Australia in her early twenties. His father Giorgos is a house painter.
Nick is the youngest of his parents’ three children. His older brother Christos is a lawyer, and his older sister Halimah is an actress.
He always had a flair for sports and his first love was basketball for which he represented Australia in several basketball competitions and tournaments till he decided to switch over to tennis at the age of fourteen. Two years later he got a full scholarship into the Australian Institute of Sport, where he further developed his skills in tennis. In 2010, he won his first ITF junior tour title in Fiji, and in the following year, he made his first appearance at the 2011 Australian Open.
In 2012, he won two junior grand slam doubles titles and was named junior world #3 and in the following year, he rose to junior world #1 after beating Wayne Montgomery in the Traralgon International final. In the same year, Nick Kyrgios entered for the Australian Open, and got to the finals, defeated Thanasi Kokkinakis. to win his first and only junior grand slam title. By the end of 2013, Kyrgios ranked 182 after reaching the semi-final of the 2013 Sacramento Challenger, though he lost to Tim Smyczek.
In 2014, he received a wildcard to the 2014 Wimbledon Championships – where he beat world #1 Rafael Nadal to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals and was ranked 144th at the time, breaking into the top 100 of the ATP World Rankings for the first time in his career. In 2016, Nick Kyrgios again made a giant step in his career at the 2016 Miami Open where he for the first time reached the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 semi-final.
Following the tournament, Nick entered the list of world’s top 20 for the first time, becoming the youngest player to be ranked in the top 20 after Marin Čilić. He made his first Davis Cup appearance for Australia in September 2013. Nick qualified for his first Olympics in 2016 but he, unfortunately, withdrew from the event due to issues with the Australian Olympic Committee.
The tennis star has an estimated net worth of $10 million. This figure includes earnings and endorsements. In 2014, he received AU$409,806 in prize money for reaching the Wimbledon quarter-finals, before then, he had only earned $248,000 in his career.
He has endorsements deals with companies like Nike, Yonex, and Beats.
Nick Kyrgios’ Girlfriend
Kyrgios is currently in a relationship with Croatian-Australian tennis player Ajla Tomljanović. The duo was first rumored to be together in 2015. Ajila initially denied rumors of her affairs with Nick and maintaining they were only close friends.
Amidst the speculations and rumors, Nick couldn’t stop himself from flaunting his love for his girlfriend. In 2016, he made their relationship public, but a year later in 2017, their relationship reportedly suffered a hitch but they are back together.
Ajla is a decorated tennis player who first gained fame competing for Croatia. Playing tennis from the age of seven, her professional career began in October 2008 when competing in her first ITF circuit tournament in Mexico City. In 2009, she and American tennis player Christina Mchale won the Grand Slam girls doubles finals at the Australian Open.
In July 2014, it was announced that Tomljanovic would take Australian citizenship and she began competing for Australia at the 2014 US Open. She continued to represent Croatia at all non-grand slam events until she will receive her Australian passport which will enable her to represent the country at Grand Slam and Non-Grand Slam tournament alike.
On January 2018 she was listed in the official WTA rankings as an Australian after receiving her citizenship earlier in the month, meaning she is now able to represent Australia at all events
How Tall Is Nick Kyrgios?
Nick stands at 6″4 in (1.93 m) and weighs 94kg. His other measurements are as follows:
- Chest – 38 in or 96.5 cm
- Waist – 31 in or 79 cm
- Arms / Biceps – 15 in or 38 cm