What is Nick Kyrgios’ ethnic background?

Last Modified Jul 14, 2023 17:48 GMT
Nick Kyrgios
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Nick Kyrgios is of Greek-Malaysian descent.


Tennis professional Nicholas Hilmy Kyrgios was born in Australia on April 27, 1995. Kyrgios' career-high ATP singles ranking peaked at No. 13. He has reached eleven finals, including a major final at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships and a Masters 1000 final at the 2017 Cincinnati Masters. He has won seven ATP Tour singles titles, including the 2019 and 2022 Washington Open.


In doubles, Nick Kyrgios has reached a career-high ranking of No. 11, which he attained after teaming up with Thanasi Kokkinakis to win a major doubles title at the 2022 Australian Open and to reach the Miami Open semifinals. In addition, he has advanced to three major singles quarterfinals at the 2014 Wimbledon, the 2015 Australian Open, and the 2022 US Open.


Kyrgios withdrew from the Australian Open in 2023 because of a knee injury. He revealed that arthroscopic surgery will be needed to remove a cyst brought on by a tear in his lateral meniscus. As a result, he was unable to compete in the 2023 French Open and Wimbledon.


Kyrgios is just the third player—following Dominik Hrbatý and Lleyton Hewitt—to have defeated each of the Big Three—Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal—in his first matchup.


Nick Kyrgios' Ethnic Heritage: Discovering His Roots

Kyrgios was born in Canberra, Australia, to Norlaila, a Malay mother, and George, a Greek father. His mother is a computer engineer, and his father is a self-employed house painter. His mother moved to Australia in her twenties after leaving Malaysia, where she was born as a princess of the Selangor royal family.


How has Nick Kyrgios’ junior career been?

At the age of 13, Kyrgios participated in his first junior match at an Australian Grade 4 tournament. In June 2010, at the age of 15, he captured his first ITF junior tour victory in Fiji. In 2011, he began to participate in junior tournaments more frequently, making his junior grand slam debut at the Australian Open.


He reached the junior world number three position and won two junior grand slam doubles titles in 2012, but due to an injury, he withdrew from the Australian Open Men's Wildcard Playoff. He defeated Wayne Montgomery in the Traralgon International final, which propelled him to the top junior ranking in 2013.


He entered the Australian Open as the third seed for juniors a week later and beat fellow Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis in the final. Kyrgios won his first and only junior grand slam title after holding off two set points in the opening set. Additionally, he and Kokkinakis won the junior doubles at Wimbledon.

FAQs

A. Nick Kyrgios is of Greek-Malaysian descent.

A. Kyrgios had a successful junior career, reaching the world number one ranking and winning the singles junior Australian Open and doubles junior Wimbledon.

A. According to the ATP website, Nick Kyrgios has received $12,486,696 in prize money as of July 2023.

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