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
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.
Was Kyrgios a good junior?
In 2013, he won the Australian Open boys singles title and the Wimbledon boys doubles title (with Thanasi Kokkinakis).
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) February 13, 2021
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?
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?
“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.
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) January 1, 2020
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.
Nick Kyrgios honored Kobe Bryant by wearing the No. 8 jersey before his match against Rafael Nadal. pic.twitter.com/zjlQSW5pcQ
— ESPN (@espn) January 27, 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”.
Seriously, the #PS5 is where it’s at 🙌🏾. Catch me experiencing it all for the very first time with @PlayStationAU. The gameplay, the graphics – just everything – insane⚡🔥 #PS5 #PlayHasNoLimits#PS5Partner pic.twitter.com/hnTwFlz94F
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) November 20, 2020
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.