A former world No.1 junior, Nick Kyrgios made a stunning transition to the pro ranks. In his Wimbledon debut in 2014, he saved nine match points against Richard Gasquet before his fourth round upset of world No.1 Rafael Nadal. Kyrgios then became the first man since Roger Federer to reach two major quarterfinals as a teen with another big run at the Australian Open in 2015. He is representing Team World for a third time in 2019.
One of the game’s biggest personalities might have pursued another sport, when the teenage Kyrgios chose tennis over basketball. ‘Team’ still means everything to Nick, who especially loves time spent with his family – parents George and Nil, brother Christos and sister Halimah – at home in Canberra. A huge NBA fan, Kyrgios’ favorite team is the Boston Celtics. He established his own foundation to support under-privileged youth in 2018.
Kyrgios’ talent is unquestionable – but maintaining full health has proved a challenge. At his best, his flashy and unpredictable game make him electrifying to watch. Kyrgios thrives in team events and is one of only two players to score wins over each of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in their first meetings.
Winner: Acapulco, Washington