Nick Kyrgios is an Australian tennis player who won the boy's singles event at the 2013 Australian Open. Kyrgios was a promising basketball player and had represented ACT, Australia in basketball until he made the decision to focus solely on his tennis when he was 14 years old. Kyrgios gained a full scholarship at the Australian Institute of Sport in 2012 where he was able to further develop his tennis. Kyrgios won his first junior tour title in Fiji in June 2010, aged 15. He started to compete more regularly on the junior tour in 2011, making his junior Grand Slam debut at the 2011 Australian Open. During 2012 he won two junior grand slam doubles titles, and rose to world number three, although he had to withdraw from the Wildcard Playoff competition for the 2013 Australian Open due to injury. Moving into 2013, he gained the number 1 junior ranking by defeating Wayne Montgomery in Traralgon, Australia prior to the Australian Open where as the juniors number 3 seed he reached the final against fellow Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis.