ATP RANKING: 95
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 fourth time in 2021.
One of the game’s biggest personalities, ‘Team’ 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 and during the COVID-19 pandemic delivered food to families in need in his home town. Seeing footage of animals suffering during the 2020 Australian bushfires also prompted him to adopt a vegan diet.
Kyrgios spent most of 2020 in Australia during the global pandemic, electing to work on his tennis rather than travel. He was warmly received back at the Australian Open, where a year earlier he pushed Rafael Nadal to four dramatic sets in the R16 and a year later, five sets against Dominic Thiem. Fans have learned to expect the unexpected with Nick: his flashy and unpredictable game make him electrifying to watch. He thrives in team events and he is a popular Team World competitor.
3R: Wimbledon, Australian Open, Melbourne