Full name: Nicholas Hilmy Kyrgios
Alias: Nicholas Hilmy Kyrgios
Alias: Nicholas Hilmy Kyrgios
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|He is an Australian professional tennis player. In singles, Kyrgios' career-high ATP singles ranking of world No. 13 was achieved on 24 October 2016. He has won six ATP Tour singles titles, including the 2019 Washington Open, and reached ten finals, most notably a major final at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships, and a Masters 1000 final at the 2017 Cincinnati Masters.
In doubles, Kyrgios has a career-high ranking of world No. 29, achieved on March 21, 2022 after winning a major doubles title at the 2022 Australian Open and reaching the semifinals of the Miami Open, both times partnering Thanasi Kokkinakis. In his junior career, Kyrgios won the singles event at the 2013 Australian Open and the doubles events at the 2012 French Open, the 2012 Wimbledon and the 2013 Wimbledon Championships. In his professional career, he has reached a singles major final at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships and two major quarterfinals (at 2014 Wimbledon, upsetting then-world No. 1 Rafael Nadal en route, and the 2015 Australian Open). Kyrgios is only the third player, after Dominik Hrbatý and Lleyton Hewitt, to have beaten each one of the Big Three (Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Nadal) the first time he played against them.
Kyrgios is a controversial player whose matches have featured "epic displays of ranting, racquet-wrecking, and trash-talking". According to Tennishead magazine, he has received more fines for his temperamental on-court behaviour than any other player in ATP history. His actions have included swearing, smashing his racquet, as well as insults and verbal altercations with the crowd, with umpires, with his opponents and with his supporters.
Kyrgios was born to a father of Greek origin, George, and a Malay mother, Norlaila ("Nill"). His father is a self-employed house painter, and his mother is a computer engineer. His mother was born in Malaysia as a member of the Selangor royal family, but she dropped her title as a princess when she moved to Australia in her twenties. His mother has a heart problem and needs a kidney transplant. She never attends games when her son is playing. She doesn't even watch him play on television as it is too stressful for her. In 2018, Kyrgios disclosed that his mother monitors his email inbox. She found a message from the Queensland police and asked him if he had been in trouble. He told his mother he received a traffic fine. ‘Fessed up' he said. 'No point denying it'.
Kyrgios has an older brother Christos, who has degrees in law and commerce but currently works as a trainer and fitness coach. His older sister Halimah works in dance and musical theatre and as a voice & performance coach based in Hong Kong.
Kyrgios attended Radford College until Year 8 and completed his Year 12 certificate in 2012 at Daramalan College in Canberra. He also played basketball in his early teens before deciding to focus solely on tennis when he was 14 years old. Two years later he got a full scholarship at the Australian Institute of Sport, where he was able to further develop his tennis. In 2013, Kyrgios relocated his training base from Canberra to Melbourne Park in an attempt to further his career with better facilities and hitting partners. A year later, Tennis ACT announced a $27 million redevelopment of the Lyneham Tennis Centre in Canberra to lure Kyrgios back home and host Davis Cup and Fed Cup ties. Kyrgios confirmed in January 2015 that he would return home and base himself in Canberra. He also donated $10,000 towards the Lyneham Tennis Centre redevelopment.
Kyrgios played his first junior match in 2008 at the age of 13 at a grade 4 tournament in Australia. He won his first ITF 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 junior world number three, though he withdrew from the Australian Open Men's Wildcard Playoff due to injury. Moving into 2013, he gained the number 1 junior ranking by defeating Wayne Montgomery in the Traralgon International final. A week later he entered the Australian Open as the juniors number 3 seed and progressed to the final against fellow Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis. After saving two set points in the first set, Kyrgios won his first and only junior grand slam title.
Kyrgios won his first challenger tour title at the age of 17. His childhood coach, Andrew Bulley, said he was a "super competitor" who "trained with a better intensity than the other kids. He always turned up and gave it 100 per cent." His parents used to take him to every regional competition in Australia they could enlist him in. As an 18 year old, his father George Kyrgios, said: "As a junior he was always playing older kids and you could just see him adjusting. He's a perfectionist and has been pretty hard on himself along the way." Top French player, Richard Gasquet, beat the 18 year old Kyrgios in the 2014 Davis Cup World Group tie and said afterwards: He's got a great attitude and a wonderful personality. I think he will be a prominent player in the future. Andrew Bulley believes the support of Kyrgios' close knit family was a critical factor in his attitude and motivation at the time.
At age 19, ranked 144th in the world, he received a wildcard entry to play at Wimbledon and beat then-world No.1 Nadal in the fourth round. Beating Nadal, the first time he played against him, brought international attention. From then on he was told: "you’re the next big thing in tennis". Kyrgios admits he didn’t know how to deal with the pressure. He told the Turn Up the Talk podcast in May this year: "I kept trying, trying and trying, just ended up snowballing into this dark cloud." He sought professional help and saw three or four different psychologists.
In his first-round qualifying match at the 2012 Australian Open, Kyrgios won the first set in a tiebreak, but his opponent Mathieu Rodrigues cruised through the second and third sets to defeat him. Kyrgios then competed on the 2012 ITF Men's Circuit for the rest of the season, competing in tournaments in Australia, Germany, Japan and Slovenia. At the end of the season, he had reached a semifinal and a quarterfinal in Australian tournaments. He finished the year with a singles ranking of 838.
Kyrgios commenced the year ranked number 838 and played his first professional tournament of the year at the 2013 Brisbane International, losing in the first round of qualifying to James Duckworth. He then lost in the first round of qualifying at the 2013 Australian Open to Bradley Klahn in straight sets. After winning the Boys' Singles, Kyrgios said his goal was to reach the top 300 by the end of the year.
At the 2013 Nature's Way Sydney Tennis International, he defeated fellow Australian Matt Reid in straight sets in the finals to win his first challenger tour title at the age of 17.
Kyrgios was given a wildcard into the qualifying competition of the 2013 French Open, but on May 20 it was announced that John Millman was withdrawing from the main draw due to injury, which meant Kyrgios's wildcard was raised to the main draw. This meant he would compete in a main draw of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time. In the first round Kyrgios had the biggest win of his career to date against the former world number 8 Radek Štěpánek in three sets, each ending in tiebreaks, giving him the first ATP Tour level win of his career. Although he lost to Marin Čilić in the following round, his ranking rose to number 213. Kyrgios later qualified for the 2013 US Open, where he was beaten by fourth seed David Ferrer in his opening match. He reached a new career high of number 186 on September 9, 2013. In October, Kyrgios made the semifinal of the 2013 Sacramento Challenger, before falling to Tim Smyczek. He ended the year with a singles ranking of 182.
Kyrgios was to commence the 2014 season by making his debut at the 2014 Brisbane International after receiving a wildcard, but withdrew due to a shoulder injury. On January 8, Kyrgios was awarded a wildcard into the 2014 Australian Open where he won his first-round match against Benjamin Becker in four sets. He lost in the second round to the 27th seed, Benoît Paire, in five sets.
Kyrgios received a wildcard into the 2014 U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships, where he lost his first-round match to Tim Smyczek in three sets. Kyrgios was then forced to withdraw from numerous ATP tournaments in Delray Beach and Acapulco due to an elbow injury.
Kyrgios returned at the 2014 Sarasota Open, where he reached the final by defeating Jarmere Jenkins, Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo, Donald Young and Daniel Kosakowski. He defeated Filip Krajinović in straight sets for his second career challenger title. Kyrgios reached the final of the 2014 Savannah Challenger, where he defeated second seed Jack Sock for the title. Kyrgios received a wildcard into the 2014 French Open, but was defeated in the first round in straight sets by eighth seed Milos Raonic. Kyrgios won his fourth career challenger title and his third of 2014 at the 2014 Aegon Nottingham Challenge, beating fellow Australian Sam Groth in straight-set tiebreaks.
In June, Kyrgios received a wildcard to the 2014 Wimbledon Championships. After defeating Frenchman Stéphane Robert in four sets in the first round, he defeated 13th seed Richard Gasquet in a five-set second-round thriller in which he lost the first two sets and saved nine match points. In the third round, Kyrgios beat Czech Jiří Veselý in four sets before going on to record the biggest win of his career so far by beating world number one Rafael Nadal in four sets to become the first male debutant to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals since Florian Mayer in 2004. The shot of this match was a rear-forehand, half-volley winner from between Kyrgios's legs that David Polkinghorne of The Canberra Times called "freakish" and "audacious". Kyrgios subsequently lost to eighth seed Milos Raonic in four sets. Having reached the quarterfinals, Kyrgios, ranked 144th at the time, broke into the top 100 of the ATP World Rankings for the first time in his career. Following his Wimbledon performance, Kyrgios's ranking rose to 66.
In the Rogers Cup tournament in Toronto following Wimbledon, Kyrgios earned his first ATP World Tour Masters event win with a first-round victory over Santiago Giraldo in straight sets. Kyrgios lost in the second round to eighth seed Andy Murray, winning just four games. In the US Open, Kyrgios made it to the third round, defeating Mikhail Youzhny (seeded 21st) in four close sets, and Andreas Seppi in straight sets, before losing to 16th seed Tommy Robredo in four.
Kyrgios later played in the Malaysian Open, but lost in the first round. He skipped the rest of the season, citing burnout. He ended the year ranked 52nd in the world, and the second-ranked Australian behind Lleyton Hewitt.
Kyrgios began his 2015 season at the Sydney International, but lost his opening match against Jerzy Janowicz in three tightly contested sets. This was followed by an appearance at the 2015 Australian Open, where for the first time he received direct entry due to his ranking. He defeated Federico Delbonis in a five-set thriller in his opening match, before going on to beat the 23rd seed Ivo Karlović in the second round and then Malek Jaziri in straight sets in the third. He then faced Andreas Seppi, who had just beaten Roger Federer in his previous match, in the fourth round. Kyrgios fell two sets behind and faced a match point late in the fourth set but recovered to win in five sets, the final set lasting 14 games. He thus became the first teenage male to reach two Grand Slam quarterfinals since Federer in 2001, the first Australian male to reach the quarterfinals since Hewitt in 2005, and the first Australian of any gender to reach the quarterfinals since Jelena Dokic in 2009. Kyrgios lost to eventual finalist Andy Murray in the quarterfinals in straight sets. After the tournament, he reached a career-high ranking of no. 35 in the world. He later withdrew from tournaments in Marseille and Dubai due to a back injury he suffered during the Australian Open. In Indian Wells, he served for the match against Grigor Dimitrov, but rolled his ankle and ultimately lost. He said he would be out for 4 to 6 weeks due to the injury.
Kyrgios returned in the Barcelona Open. After receiving a bye in the first round, he lost in three sets to fellow 19-year-old Elias Ymer. At the Estoril Open, Kyrgios reached the final of an ATP tournament for the first time in his career, after defeating Albert Ramos Viñolas in three sets and over two hours, Filip Krajinović in two sets, Robin Haase in under an hour and Pablo Carreño Busta in nearly two hours. He then lost the final to the fifth seed, Richard Gasquet, in straight sets.
At the Madrid Open a week later, Kyrgios defeated world number two and 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer in the second round, saving two match points in the final set tiebreak in the process. He then had a three-set loss to John Isner in the third round. Until his finalist appearance at Estoril and round-of-16 finish in Madrid, Kyrgios had the unique distinction of having won more matches in Grand Slams (10) than on the regular ATP Tour (2).
Later in May at the French Open, Kyrgios was seeded 29th, his first Grand Slam seeding. He won in straight sets in the first round against Uzbekistani Denis Istomin. He then received a walkover into the third round after his scheduled second-round opponent, Kyle Edmund, withdrew with injury. In the third round, he lost in straight sets to third seed Andy Murray. In the doubles, Kyrgios and partner Mahesh Bhupathi lost in straight sets in the first round to wild cards Thanasi Kokkinakis and Lucas Pouille.
Seeded 26th at Wimbledon, Kyrgios opened with straight-set victories over Argentines Diego Schwartzman and Juan Mónaco in the first and second rounds, respectively. In the third round, despite losing the first set, he advanced past seventh seed Milos Raonic before losing to Gasquet in the fourth round, squandering set points in the fourth. During the tournament, he was involved in several controversies, all of which resulted in code violation warnings. During his first-round match with Schwartzman, Kyrgios threatened to stop play following a disputed line call. In the following match, a linesman heard him say "dirty scum"; Kyrgios said his words were not directed at the umpire. During his third-round match against Raonic he smashed his racket, which bounced into the stands, following a missed break point. Kyrgios fell out of the top 40 in the rankings following the tournament.
Kyrgios began his 2016 campaign at the Hopman Cup alongside Daria Gavrilova as part of the Australia Green team. In the round robin, Australia Green won 3–0 against Germany, with Kyrgios winning his singles match against Alexander Zverev Jr. in three sets, and later partnering Gavrilova for a three-set win in the mixed doubles. In his second round-robin tie against Great Britain, Kyrgios recorded his first-ever win against then world number 2 Andy Murray in straight sets and he also won the doubles with Gavrilova in three sets, to claim a 2–1 win over the British team. He went on to win the Hopman Cup with Gavrilova, defeating Ukraine in the final, which earned Kyrgios his first title of any category of professional tennis on the World Tour.
At the 2016 Australian Open he claimed straight-set wins over Pablo Carreño Busta and Pablo Cuevas before losing to sixth-ranked Tomáš Berdych in the third round in 4 sets.
Kyrgios won his maiden ATP title at the Open 13 in Marseille by defeating world number ten Gasquet in the quarter-final, world number eight Berdych in the semi-final and world number twelve Čilić in the final, all in straight sets. Kyrgios finished the tournament without having his serve broken.
At the Dubai Tennis Championships Kyrgios reached the semifinals, where he retired against Stan Wawrinka down 4–6, 0–3. At the 2016 Indian Wells tournament, he lost in the first round to Albert Ramos Viñolas, 6–7, 5–7.
At the 2016 Miami Open Kyrgios reached his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 semifinal with straight-set wins over Marcos Baghdatis, Tim Smyczek, Andrey Kuznetsov and Milos Raonic. He lost in the semis in straight sets to Kei Nishikori. Following the tournament, Kyrgios moved into the world's top 20 for the first time, becoming the youngest player to be ranked in the top 20 since Čilić seven years earlier.
Kyrgios played at the second major of the year at the French Open as the 14th seed where he defeated Marco Cecchinato and Igor Sijsling to reach the third round, before losing to 9th seed Gasquet.
Kyrgios then played at the third major of the year at Wimbledon as the 15th seed. He advanced to the fourth round after defeating Radek Štěpánek, Dustin Brown and Feliciano López. In the fourth round Kyrgios lost to 2nd seed and eventual champion Murray.
Kyrgios played at Atlanta as the second seed. He advanced to the final after defeating wildcard Jared Donaldson, fifth seed Fernando Verdasco and unseeded Yoshihito Nishioka. In the final Kyrgios faced number 1 seed and three-time defending champion Isner, and defeated him to win his second ATP title. Kyrgios reached a career-high ranking of number 16 following the tournament.
Kyrgios reached the third round of the US Open against Illya Marchenko before retiring with a hip injury that had also affected him in previous rounds. He returned with a straight-set win in his rubber for Australia in the Davis Cup World Group playoff.
In October, after a second-round loss to Kevin Anderson at the 2016 Chengdu Open, Kyrgios bounced back by winning his first ATP World Tour 500 series title in Tokyo at the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships, defeating David Goffin in three tight sets.
At the 2017 Australian Open, Kyrgios was seeded 14th. He defeated Gastão Elias before falling to Andreas Seppi in round two, despite leading by two sets to love. At the Mexican Open, Kyrgios defeated Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the quarter-finals. Djokovic managed to win just 20.5% of return points in the match, his lowest ever in a tour match. Kyrgios fell to eventual champion Sam Querrey in 3 sets in the semifinals. Kyrgios defeated Djokovic again in straight sets in the fourth round of the Indian Wells Masters tournament. He then withdrew from his quarterfinal match with Federer due to illness. He moved to Miami, where he beat Goffin and Zverev before losing in the semifinals in three tiebreak sets to Federer in three hours and ten minutes.
Kyrgios then participated in Madrid, where he lost in straight sets in the third round to Nadal. At Roland Garros, Kyrgios lost to Kevin Anderson in the second round after winning the first set. He then withdrew from his first-round matches at Queen's Club, Wimbledon and Washington due to injuries. After his recent slump in form, Kyrgios then reached the third round of the Montreal Masters, where he lost to Zverev in straight sets. In the Cincinnati Masters, Kyrgios made it to the quarterfinals, where he defeated world no. 2 Nadal in straight sets. He followed that up with a victory over Ferrer to reach his first Masters 1000 final, where he lost to Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets. At the China Open, he was crushed by Nadal in the final, 2–6, 1–6. Kyrgios's record against Nadal fell to 2–3 with this loss.
In his first tournament of the season at the 2018 Brisbane International, Kyrgios received a bye into the second round due to being the 3rd seed. In his first competitive match since the 2017 European Open, Kyrgios lost the first set to his compatriot Matthew Ebden in a tiebreak but found his form and won in three sets. He reached the final, defeating Ryan Harrison to win his first title since Tokyo 2016. The win returned him to the top 20, at no. 17.
In the third round of the 2018 Australian Open, Kyrgios defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in four sets. He was then beaten by Grigor Dimitrov in tight four setter, with the latter winning three tiebreaks. Kyrgios served 36 aces in that match.
After the Australian Open, Alexander Zverev defeated Kyrgios in four sets at the Davis Cup. It was soon revealed that he was playing with an elbow injury. In light of this, he cancelled appearances at the Delray Beach Open and Indian Wells Masters tournament. He resumed his season at the Miami Open, defeating Dušan Lajović and Fabio Fognini in straight sets before falling to Zverev in straight sets. Kyrgios weathered a lackluster clay season and did not play at the French Open, citing the elbow injury that spoiled the first quarter of 2018.
Kyrgios and Jackson Withrow of the USA were knocked out of the first round doubles match by Sriram Balaji and Vishnu Vardhan. His next tournament, the Stuttgart Open, saw him reach the semifinals, falling (7–6(7–2), 2–6, 6–7(5–7)) to eventual champion Federer. After Stuttgart, Kyrgios entered the Queen's Club Championships. His won his first-round match over former World No. 1 Murray, 2–6, 7–6(7–4), 7–5. This was notable as it was Murray's return to the tour since Wimbledon 2017 and Kyrgios's first professional win over Murray after five prior attempts. He was defeated in the semifinals by Čilić in two tiebreaks, 6–7(3–7), 6–7(4–7). At Wimbledon, Kyrgios defeated Istomin and Haase but lost to Nishikori in straight sets in the third round.
His campaign in the 2018 US Open generated controversy. In his second-round match, Kyrgios appeared to be given advice by umpire Mohammed Lahyani that seemed to turn the tide in match against Pierre-Hugues Herbert, which he won, 4–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–3, 6–0. Kyrgios's US Open run ended in the next round with a loss to Federer, who saw him out in straight sets.
At the annual Laver Cup, Kyrgios was defeated by Federer in straight sets. He then won the doubles with Jack Sock against Grigor Dimitrov and David Goffin. At the Shanghai Open, he was accused of tanking by the chair umpire before losing to World No. 104 Bradley Klahn, 6–4, 4–6, 3–6. His last event on the ATP tour was a wildcard draw at the Kremlin Cup. He defeated Andrey Rublev in three sets before withdrawing against his next opponent, Mirza Bašić, citing an elbow injury. He also revealed weeks later that he was seeing psychologists to improve his mental health.
Kyrgios began 2019 at the Brisbane International, where, in a rematch of last year's final, he defeated Ryan Harrison in the round of 32. He subsequently lost to Jérémy Chardy. His middling performance in his home country culminated in a straight-sets opening round loss to Milos Raonic at the 2019 Australian Open.
Kyrgios won his fifth title in Acapulco after beating three top 10 players (Nadal, Isner, and Zverev) and three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka en route. His Miami Open campaign was full of controversy: a victory over Dušan Lajović in the third round involved two successful underarm serves and an altercation with a spectator, and the follow-up loss to Borna Ćorić in the round of 16 involved another argument with a spectator and both players smashing racquets. Following his loss, he acknowledged his opponent's more disciplined nature and questioned his own motivation.
In Rome, Kyrgios beat Daniil Medvedev but then lost his next match to Casper Ruud by default in the third set when he threw a chair on the court after swearing at a linesperson. He forfeited the rankings points and prize money, but no further penalties were imposed. At Wimbledon, Kyrgios defeated compatriot Jordan Thompson in a five-setter, but then lost to Nadal in four sets in the second round.
Kyrgios won his sixth title in Washington beating two top 10 players en route. He overcame first seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the semi-final in three sets, and third seed Daniil Medvedev in the final in straight sets. At the US Open, Kyrgios progressed to the third round where he lost to Andrey Rublev in straight sets in another controversial match, complaining that he was being blinded by the stadium lights while serving. At the annual Laver Cup, Kyrgios was again defeated by Federer, this time in a closer three-set match with a deciding match tiebreak. He teamed up with Jack Sock once again for the doubles, which they won against Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Following the incident at the 2019 Cincinnati Masters tournament, where Kyrgios was fined $113,000 for five separate incidents of unsportsmanlike conduct, the ATP conducted an investigation into his behaviour. The investigation ended on September 26, and he was issued a 16-week suspended ban, a $25,000 fine, and a six-month probationary period. Although Kyrgios had corrected his comments by saying that "corrupt" was not the right choice of words, the ATP explained that a second investigation had taken place after his comments at the US Open.
At the 2020 Australian Open, Kyrgios was seeded 23rd. In the first round, he beat Lorenzo Sonego in straight sets before defeating Gilles Simon in four sets in the second round. He then played Karen Khachanov in the third round in the longest match of his career and the 2020 Australian Open, lasting 4 hours and 26 minutes. He won the match 6–2, 7–6, 6–7, 6–7, 7–6. He then played Rafael Nadal in the fourth round which he lost in four sets. He also played alongside Amanda Anisimova in the mixed doubles, where they ended up losing in the second round.
Kyrgios returned to Acapulco in an attempt to defend his 2019 title, but retired from his first round match down 3–6 against Ugo Humbert due to a wrist injury.
Kyrgios withdrew from the US Open, choosing not to take health risks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Kyrgios ended 2020 with a singles rank of No. 45.
At the 2021 Australian Open, Kyrgios lost in the third round to Dominic Thiem despite at one stage leading by two sets to love.
In April, Kyrgios announced he would play in the Mallorca Open. He followed this by also announcing that he would play in the Stuttgart Open, but withdrew from both tournaments. He entered Wimbledon to continue his return to competitive tennis, and won his opening match against 21st-seeded Ugo Humbert in a five-set match that stretched out over two days. In the second round Kyrgios beat Gianluca Mager in straight sets. In the third round against Félix Auger-Aliassime, with the match tied at one set each, he retired after the second set due to an abdominal injury.
Kyrgios failed to defend his title in Washington, losing in the first round to Mackenzie McDonald in straight sets. At the US Open, he lost in the first round to Roberto Bautista Agut in straight sets.
Kyrgios then competed for Team World at the Laver Cup for the fourth consecutive year. He lost his singles match to Stefanos Tsitsipas and partnered John Isner in doubles, where they lost to Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev. After the conclusion of the Laver Cup, on September 28, 2021, Kyrgios announced he was ending his 2021 season due to a knee injury. He ended 2021 with a singles ranking of 93.
Kyrgios withdrew from the Melbourne Summer Set ATP 250 tournament after feeling run down for four days due to asthma. On January 10, he tested positive for COVID-19 and had to withdraw from the next tournament, the Sydney Tennis Classic, as well. As a result, he dropped to No 114 on the ATP rankings, the first time he had been out of the top 100 for the first time since June 2014.
At the 2022 Australian Open, he won his first round match in straight sets against qualifier Liam Broady. He was subsequently defeated in the second round by top seed Daniil Medvedev over four sets. In doubles, Kyrgios partnered with Thanasi Kokkinakis to defeat the world No. 1 doubles team, Nikola Mektić and Mate Pavić, en route to the quarterfinals. They defeated 6th seeds Tim Pütz and Michael Venus in the quarterfinals to reach the semifinals. This was the most Australians to progress to this stage at this Major in 29 years, including their fellow Australians Ebden/Purcell, and the first time two all-Australian pairs contested the semifinals since 1985. They beat 3rd seeds Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos to set up the first all-Australian doubles final since 1980 against Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell. Kokkinakis and Kyrgios won their first doubles Grand Slam in straight sets, becoming the first all-Australian men's doubles champions at the Australian Open since The Woodies triumphed in 1997. Kokkinakis and Kyrgios are the first wildcard pairing in the Open era to win the Australian Open men's doubles title. As a result, he moved to the top 40 in the doubles rankings on January 31, 2022.
Kyrgios next received a wildcard into the main draw at Indian Wells, California. He beat Santiago finalist Sebastián Báez and 32nd seed Federico Delbonis in straight sets to get to the third round, where he beat world No. 8 Casper Ruud. He received a walkover in the 4th round following the withdrawal of 10th seed Jannik Sinner, but then lost in 3 sets to Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals. However, he had less success in the doubles, where he again partnered Kokkinakis, as they lost in the second round to eventual champions John Isner and Jack Sock. In Miami, he beat Adrian Mannarino and world No. 7 Andrey Rublev in straight sets to progress the third round. There, he defeated Fabio Fognini in straight sets to advance to the fourth round, where he was defeated in straight sets by 9th seed Jannik Sinner. He and Kokkinakis reached the semifinals in the doubles, however, again beating Granollers and Zeballos on their way before losing to eventual champions Hubert Hurkacz and Isner. Kyrgios then reached the semifinals in Houston, his sole clay court event of the year, beating Mackenzie McDonald and 7th seed Tommy Paul, and receiving a walkover against Michael Mmoh. He lost to Reilly Opelka in the semifinals.
In his first tournament on grass in Stuttgart, Kyrgios reached the quarterfinals after beating Jiří Lehečka and 5th seed Nikoloz Basilashvili. Kyrgios reached the semifinals after his quarterfinal opponent Márton Fucsovics retired trailing with Kyrgios leading 3–0 in the second set. He lost to Andy Murray in the semifinals. In Halle, Kyrgios, after receiving another wildcard, beat Daniel Altmaier, second seed and world No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas, and 6th seed Pablo Carreño Busta, before losing in the semifinals to 5th seed Hubert Hurkacz in the semifinals.
Unseeded at Wimbledon, Kyrgios beat wildcard Paul Jubb in 5 sets, but was fined US$10,000 for verbally abusing a line judge and spitting in the direction of a spectator. He then beat 26th seed Filip Krajinović in 3 sets, and 4th seed Tsitsipas for the second time during the grass season in 4 sets to reach the fourth round. Kyrgios then beat Brandon Nakashima in 5 sets to reach his first major quarterfinal since the 2015 Australian Open. Kyrgios followed this with a shut out of Cristian Garín in straight sets and reached his first ever Major semifinal. He reached his first Major final after Rafael Nadal withdrew from the semifinals. He became the first player in the Open Era to get a walkover into the Wimbledon final and only the third overall in all majors after Jim Courier in 1992 and Steffi Graf in 1988. Kyrgios lost the Wimbledon final to Novak Djokovic 6–4, 3–6, 4–6, 6–7(3–7) in a competitive match lasting over three hours.
Kyrgios played in the inaugural ATP Cup in 2020 in Brisbane and in the Sydney finals. He won three straight singles matches against Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany, Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece and Cameron Norrie of Great Britain respectively, as well as a doubles match alongside Alex de Minaur to defeat Great Britain in the quarter-finals. He eventually lost to Roberto Bautista Agut in the semi-finals against Spain in straight sets.
Kyrgios made his Davis Cup debut for Australia in September 2013 against Poland at the age of 18. He replaced Marinko Matosevic after defeating him in a playoff during the lead-up to the tie. He was selected to pair with Chris Guccione in the crucial doubles rubber. They lost to Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski in five sets. He then went on to win his first singles rubber, after Michał Przysiężny retired five games into the match.
After the media attention he attracted during Wimbledon 2015, Kyrgios lost the second rubber of the quarter-final tie against Kazakhstan. His most publicised quote during this match was his comment "I don't want to be here". Kyrgios was then replaced by Sam Groth in the reverse singles rubber. He was dumped from the Davis Cup squad due to play their semi-final tie against Great Britain. He returned to the Davis Cup team in September 2016 for Australia's emphatic World Group playoff victory against Slovakia.
In 2019, Kyrgios was left out of the Davis Cup team for their qualifier in Adelaide, which they won against Bosnia and Herzegovina. He was re-added to the team later in the year for the Davis Cup Finals in Spain. In Spain, he won his singles rubbers against Colombia and Belgium to advance to the quarter-finals against Canada. He then withdrew from the quarter-finals due to injury and was replaced by John Millman in his singles rubber, which he lost. Australia ended up losing the tie 1–2.
Kyrgios qualified for his first Olympics at Rio 2016 but withdrew from the event due to differences with the Australian Olympic Committee. Kyrgios said in July 2021 that he would not compete in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Kyrgios has been described as having an unusually aggressive game. As a youngster, he was overweight, asthmatic, and couldn’t run well. So he developed his own way of competing and is quoted as saying: “I had to work out a way to be more aggressive than the average player”. Former British number one John Lloyd described watching Kyrgios as a "pleasure" because of "the mixture and the flair", adding that his character is one which attracts fans. The Guardian has described his playing style as "powerfully flamboyant, sometimes ridiculously-brilliant game, which is something to behold".
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