Nick Kyrgios is a professional tennis player from Australia who has won four ATP titles and reached seven ATP finals (including the 2017 Cincinnati Masters). He is the number one in the world. 20 in the men’s singles and also currently the highest-ranked Australian in the ATP rankings.
He was a skilled and promising basketball player who represented his country in several comradeships before he finally decided to play tennis at the age of fourteen. Interestingly, his decision paid off over the years, here is all the information you need to know about the tennis star.
Brief Bio – Age
The Australian professional tennis player was born on April 27, 1995, in Canberra, Australia, as Nicholas Hilmy Kyrgios. He is a graduate of Radford College and Daramalan College Canberra, where he graduated in 2012.
Nick Kyrgios – Family, Parents, Brother
Kyrgios’ father is Greek, while his mother is Malay. His mother Norlaila, a computer engineer, was born into a royal family (Selangor), but gave up 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 has always had a flair for sports, and his first love was basketball, for which he represented Australia in several basketball competitions and tournaments until he decided to switch to tennis at the age of fourteen. Two years later he received a full scholarship to the Australian Institute of Sport, where he developed his tennis skills. In 2010 he won his first ITF Junior Tour title in Fiji and 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 Number 3. The following year he was promoted to the Junior World Number 1 after beating Wayne Montgomery in the Traralgon International final. That same year, Nick Kyrgios competed in the Australian Open and reached the final where he defeated Thanasi Kokkinakis and won his first and only Junior Grand Slam title. At the end of 2013, Kyrgios finished 182nd after reaching the semi-finals of the 2013 Sacramento Challenger, despite losing to Tim Smyczek.
In 2014, he received a wildcard for the 2014 Wimbledon Championships – where he beat world number one Rafael Nadal and reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon. At that time he finished 144th and for the first time in his career, he made it into the top 100 of the ATP World Ranking List. In 2016, Nick Kyrgios took another giant step in his career at the 2016 Miami Open when he reached the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 for the first time.
After the tournament, Nick Kyrgios entered the world’s top 20 for the first time and became the youngest player after Marin to reach the top 20 Cilic. He made his first Davis Cup appearance for Australia in September 2013 and Nick qualified for his first Olympic Games in 2016, but unfortunately retired from the event due to problems with the Australian Olympic Committee.
The tennis star has an estimated net worth of $10 million. This figure includes income and sponsorship money. In 2014, he received AU$409,806 in prize money for reaching the quarter-finals at Wimbledon, having previously earned only $248,000 in his career.
He has signed sponsorship contracts with companies such as Nike, Yonex, and Beats.
Nick Kyrgios’ Girlfriend
Kyrgios is currently in a relationship with the Croatian-Australian tennis player Ajla Tomljanovic The duo is supposed to meet only in 2015. Ajila initially denied rumors of her affairs with Nick and claimed that they were just close friends.
Amidst the speculation and rumors, Nick couldn’t stop himself from showing his love for his girlfriend. In 2016 he made their relationship public, but a year later, in 2017, their relationship is said to have stalled, but they are together again.
Ajla is a decorated tennis player who only achieved her fame in the competition for Croatia. She has been playing tennis since the age of seven and her professional career began in October 2008 when she took part in her first ITF tournament in Mexico City. In 2009 she won the girls’ Grand Slam doubles final at the Australian Open together with American tennis player Christina Mchale.
In July 2014, it was announced that Tomljanovic would become an Australian citizen and she began competing for Australia in the 2014 US Open. She continued to represent Croatia in all non-grand slam tournaments until she received her Australian passport, which will allow her to represent the country in both grand slam and non-grand slam tournaments.
In January 2018, she was listed as an Australian in the official WTA rankings after receiving her citizenship earlier this month, meaning she will now be able to represent Australia at all events.
How Tall Is Nick Kyrgios?
Nick stands at 6?4 in (1.93 m) and weighs 94 kg. 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