Nick Kyrgios of Australia is one of the most exciting prospects not only in men’s tennis but in world sport. He is a former world junior number 1, winning the Australian Open boys singles title in January 2013 as well as three Grand Slam doubles titles, Nick was also a crucial team member of the winning Australian Junior Davis Cup team.
In July 2014 Nick sensationally defeated world no.1 Rafael Nadal in the fourth round of the Wimbledon Championships and became the first teenager to defeat a world no. 1 in a Grand Slam event since 2005 and the first man to do so ranked outside the top 100 since 1992. At the US Open in 2014 the young Aussie reached the third round (dispatching two seasoned pros in Mikhail Youzhny and Andreas Seppi). The slam also marked a ‘changing of the guard’ as Nick overtook Hewitt as the top-ranked Australian tennis player.
At the start of 2015 Nick reconfirmed the considerable faith in his abilities by reaching his second grand slam quarter final as a teenager and on the way to the last eight he came back from a two-set deficit, saving a match point in the process, to beat Andreas Seppi 5-7 4-6 6-3 7-6(5) 8-6 in the third round.
By reaching this stage of the tournament Nick became the first Australian player to reach the Australian Open men’s quarterfinals in a decade, and also the first teenager to reach multiple Grand Slam quarterfinals since Roger Federer in 2001. Nick reached his first ATP singles final at the clay court event in Estoril where he lost to Richard Gaquet. Nick showed his clay court form in Estoril was no fluke and followed this up with an impressive three sets win over Roger Federer at the Madrid masters. During the grass court season, Nick showed his 2014 showing at Wimbledon was no one off as he reached the fourth round, enjoying a routine win over Milos Raonic on the way. Nick would end 2015 inside the worlds top 30 for the first time. In 2016 Nick would help Australia to their first Hopman Cup title in 17 years as he teamed with Daria Gavrilova to entertain the Perth crowd with some exquisite tennis. At the 2016 Australian Open Nick reached the third round (lost to Berdych) but quickly rebounded to win his first ATP title in impressive fashion beating three top tenners on the way all without losing serve. Nick would go on to reach the semi finals in Miami (beating Raonic), these results helped Nick secure a top 20 ranking for the first time. Nick would reach at least the third round at all four majors in 2016 for the first and he added ATP titles number two and three when he won the ATP 250 in Atlanta and the ATP 500 in Tokyo, moving Nick to inside the worlds top 15 for the first time.