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10 questions about Nick Kyrgios: Australian, Foundation, Big 3

Nick Kyrgios, who has his own Foundation for underprivileged kids, is a two-time Grand Slam quarter-finalist and a six-time ATP singles champion. Here are responses to some common questions about the Australian

Nick Kyrgios - Australian Open - 2021 AI / REUTERS / PANORAMIC

Who is Nick Kyrgios?

Nick Kyrgios (full name – Nicholas Hilmy Kyrgios) is an Australian tennis player who competes on the ATP Tour. He was born in Canberra, Australia, and currently resides in Canberra and Melbourne.

Nick’s father, George, is Greek and a painter while his mother, Norlaila, is Malaysian and a retired computer engineer. He also has two siblings – Christos and Halimah.

How old is Nick Kyrgios?

Kyrgios, who stands at 6ft 4in (1.93 m) tall, was born on April 27, 1995, and is currently 26 years old.

Can Kyrgios win Wimbledon?

The Aussie is a former quarter-finalist at Wimbledon but he has not been to the second week since 2016. However, in 2022 he has placed major emphasis on performing well on the grass. After his second-round win at Wimbledon he told the crowd that he believed Wimbledon was his best chance to win a Slam.

Was Kyrgios a good junior?

Kyrgios is a former world No 1 in the juniors. He partnered with Andrew Harris to win the Roland-Garros  boys’ doubles event and the Wimbledon boys’ doubles event in 2012.

In 2013, he won the Australian Open boys singles title and the Wimbledon boys doubles title (with Thanasi Kokkinakis).

What is Nick Kyrgios’ highest ranking?

Kyrgios’ highest singles ranking has been No 13, which he first achieved in October 2016 – having won 3 ATP titles that year. His current ranking and ranking history are available on his ATP Tour profile page.

How many ATP titles has Nick Kyrgios won?

Kyrgios has won 6 ATP Tour singles titles with all of them coming on hardcourts -Tokyo, Atlanta, and Marseille in 2016, Brisbane in 2018, and Acapulco and Washington in 2019.

He has also won one ATP doubles title – in Lyon in 2018 with Jack Sock.

What is Kyrgios’ record against the Big 3?

Kyrgios is 2-0 lifetime against Novak Djokovic, 3-5 against Rafael Nadal, and 1-6 against Roger Federer.

He is one of two players, along with Lleyton Hewitt, to win his first career meeting with Nadal (2014 Wimbledon), Federer (2015 Madrid), and Djokovic (2017 Acapulco).

What is Nick Kyrgios’ best performance at a Grand Slam?

Kyrgios’ best performance at a Grand Slam has been reaching the quarter-finals on two occasions.

He first made the last eight at Wimbledon in 2014, where he received a wildcard. He scored a five-set win over 13th seed Richard Gasquet after saving nine match points, and then beat world No 1 Nadal in four sets to become the first male debutant to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals since Florian Mayer in 2004. He also reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in 2015.

What does the Nick Kyrgios Foundation do?

The Australian created the Nick Kyrgios Foundation (NKF) in support of underprivileged youth. Nick says his vision is:

“to build a facility for disadvantaged and underprivileged kids where they could hang out, be safe and feel like they were part of a family. There’d be tennis courts and basketball courts and a gym and oval to kick the footy. There’d be food to eat and beds to sleep in.”

Kyrgios also played an important role in highlighting the bushfire crisis in Australia in 2021, which led to the Rally for Bushfire Relief, donating more than $33,000, and personally delivered food to the needy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How much prize money has Kyrgios won in his career?

Kyrgios has won more than $8.7 million in career prize money. You can find his updated prize money stats on his ATP Tour profile page.

Does Nick Kyrgios like basketball?

Kyrgios loves watching and playing basketball. His favourite NBA team is the Boston Celtics. Kyrgios was deeply moved by the sudden death of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant in 2020.

Is Kyrgios a fan of online gaming?

The Australian is a big fan of online gaming and considers himself “the best gamer on the tennis tour”.

Who is Nick Kyrgios dating?

The Australian is currently reported to be dating Chiara Passari. He has earlier dated tennis players Anna Kalinskaya and Ajla Tomljanovic.

Is Kyrgios on social media?

Kyrgios is active on social media. He updates his fans mostly via Instagram (more than 1.6 million followers) and  Twitter (more than 430,800 followers). He also has his personal website.

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