“Becoming No. 1 doesn’t really excite me at all, to be honest. It’s not something I wish that I was. Whether I am 13 in the world, 1 in the world, 20 in the world, doesn’t really bother me at all. It’s just tennis!”
Nicholas Hilmy Kyrgios is his full name, nicknamed "Wild Thing" and “Kygs”.
Mother involved Nick in tennis at age 6.
Likes all surfaces and his game suits perfectly grass and hard courts, although he reached his first ATP Tour final, on clay.
As a teen Kyrgios was a promising basketball player and represented the Australian Capital Territory and Australia.
"Ever since I was young I was always at the top of my age group. There’s probably a lot of people on tour that have to work a lot harder. "
At age 14 made the decision to focus exceptionally on tennis. "I don’t really like the sport of tennis that much. I don’t love it. It was crazy when I was 14. I was all for basketball and I made the decision to play tennis. I got pushed by my parents and to this day I can still say I don’t love the sport. It is just crazy how things go."
At age 15, Kyrgios won his 1st ITF junior tour title in Fiji in June 2010.
Incredible raise happened in 2013, when Kyrgios began the year ranked at No. 838 and had the goal to reach the top 300 by the end of the year. In October, Kyrgios finished the year reaching a new career high singles ranking of No. 182.
Hobbies include listening to music, watching and playing basketball.
An avid fan of Lil Wayne, Fetty Wap and Drake.
Likes watching comedies and Family Guy TV show.
"I play a lot of PlayStation. I brought my PlayStation from Australia. I play some basketball as well. You can’t really do too much. Tennis courts, practice, hotel – it’s a pretty bad routine to get into. You can get pretty tired quickly and especially missing home as well. It’s a tough sport. I woke up this morning and played computer games. Is that the greatest preparation? I don't know. But it was fun.
Boston Celtics is his favorite team, big NBA fan and Kevin Garnett is his favorite player.
Growing up considered Roger Federer, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, LeBron James and Michael Jordan his idols. "Week in, week out, he (Federer) is such a great role model on and off the court. He’s always doing things around tournaments, trying to help out, trying to promote it. He’s doing everything. I played an unbelievable match against him [when I beat him] in Madrid."
"Me and Rafa (Nadal) don’t talk too much. We probably don’t have the greatest relationship, like me and Roger (Federer) do. But I’m more than open to having lunch with the guy or something like that. "
In 2014 received Australia’s Newcombe Medal, as Australia’s most outstanding tennis player. "Reaching the Australian Open quarter finals was special too, it’s difficult to single one match or one event that has been the stand out but the Gasquet, Nadal and Seppi matches are very special to me. The atmosphere in the Seppi match on HiSense arena was the best I have ever experienced."
"People are only judging you on what you have done on a tennis court. They have no idea how you are as a person. Half the people have never even gone into being a professional and competing at a decent level. They are just amateurs. They don’t know what it’s like to be out there. "
Best moments in his career so far was reaching the 2014 Wimbledon Championships quarterfinal, defeating ATP No. 1 Rafael Nadal and Richard Gasquet en route and 4R match at 2015 Australian Open against Seppi.
Lives and trains in Canberra.
Will Maher and Matt James are his fitness trainers.
"Reading is not my favourite thing to do. I can’t open books."
Kyrgios is of Greek Orthodox faith; constantly have on a gold necklace with a cross on it.
Affirms to not fear any rivals, and says he always plays aggressively.
Former British No.1 John Lloyd depicted Kyrgios as a "pleasure" since "the mixture and the flair", adding that he has a fan-attractive character.
John Newcombe, 3-time Wimbledon winner, described Kyrgios as an "exceptional talent" and "a real individual”.
"I probably enjoy myself a lot more on the doubles court than I do in singles."
Considers serve as strength together with incredible and blasting forehand as well as dangerous backhand.
Named 1st ATP’s Next Generation Member to win a singles title at 2016 Marseille, holding in all 47 service games during event.
Reached career-high ranking of No. 15 on 12 Sept. 2016.
Nick Kyrgios' Family
Father, Giorgos ("George"), is Greek and a self-employed house painter; Malaysian mother, Norlaila ("Nill"), is a computer software engineer; She was born as a member of the Malaysian Royalty, but dropped her title as a princess when moved to Australia in her 20s.
Food was always awesome at our house and meal times were and are a focal point. I love Malaysian food, I love satay chicken, sambal beef and the curries too. Greek food is also great and my dad makes some dishes he grew up eating. Food in both cultures is very prominent and as a foodie I have been spoilt.
Elder brother, Christos, is a lawyer; elder sister, Halimah, is an actress. "My older brother used to play and I was kind of the annoying little brother who wanted to have a go, I had a bit of talent and my mum and dad worked hard to pursue it. My brother is a personal trainer and has become my training advisor. I owe him a lot for where I am now in terms of fitness. He’s been an amazing motivator and helped me get the best out of myself. "