Australian tennis has a tendency to nurture players of Greek origin in their ranks. Mark Philippoussis was the first one. Nick Kyrgios is the latest addition to this group.
Born on 27 April 1995 in Canberra, Australia, Nicholas Hilmy “Nick” Kyrgios has a Greek father and a Malaysian mother. His mother belonged to the Malaysian royalty. Hence, you can say that Nick has blue blood in his veins. Jokes apart, Nick is an upcoming Australian tennis player, set to rule the tennis world in the near future.
He made his mark at a very young age. At the age of 17 years, he won the 2013 Australian Open singles boys’ event followed by the doubles win in the boys’ category at Wimbledon as well.
He is still very young, just about to make a mark in the senior events. His best Grand Slam performance has been reaching the quarterfinal of the Wimbledon in 2014. He beat stars such as the great Rafael Nadal and Richard Gasquet on the way.
He has a record that only one other person in the world possesses. He has beaten the three modern greats Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Novak Djokovic in his first ever meeting with them. Only compatriot Lleyton Hewitt has this unique distinction.
He broke into the top 100 in just his first year on the circuit. This are signs of greatness. Today he is in the top 20 male tennis singles players in the world.
He is an upcoming player. However, he should learn to control his temper if he has to attain the heights achieved by his compatriot, Hewitt. Nick has the bad habit of courting controversies. Some of his notorious moments on court have been with Stanislaus Wawrinka. He insulted him for which the authorities handed him a hefty fine and a suspension as well. He has a history of faking injuries thereby incurring the wrath of the master of all controversies, John McEnroe.
He has played well in stages at various tournaments but does not have a single major win to his credit other than the Japan Open in 2016. Maybe, his best days are yet to come.
Education: The youngest of three siblings, Nick studied at the Radford College until his eighth year. Subsequently, he joined the Daramalan College, Canberra to complete his Class 12 studies. He started concentrating on tennis thereafter. Even in school, he was a good basketball player. His brother, Christos is a lawyer whereas his sister, Halimah is an actor.
Nick Kyrgios Net Worth
Nick has a net worth of $6 million US dollars as of 2017. Nick has handsome features making him an acceptable face for many brands. Some of the brands endorsed by him are Yonex, Nike, Malaysia Airlines, etc. As far as prize money is concerned he has won around $4 million.
Nick Kyrgios as Business Model:
Nick Kyrgios has handsome chiseled features. This makes him the favorite of the corporate world. He is also an upcoming tennis player. Hence, it is natural for companies to start wooing him to promote their products. He endorses the products of Yonex, Nike, etc. His mother is of Malaysian royal heritage and hence commands great respect there. Maybe, this factor helped him bag the contract with Malaysian Airlines.
As on date, Nick is #16 on the ATP list. He has the habit of plucking out the top players from his draw easily. Recently in the ongoing Indiana Wells tournament, Nick beat the World No 2, Novak Djokovic before forfeiting his match with the ultimate champion Roger Federer due to injury.
Nick Kyrgios is an upcoming player. If he manages to control his fitness and his tongue, he can break into the top 10 easily within no time. However, he is just about 22 years of age. He has lots of time to achieve the #1 ranking that he is capable of doing.
Originally posted 2017-03-22 10:51:06.